A Tin Token which together with another in Tin and one in Brass were issued by Archibald Glen Kidson Borron who was a coffee planter at Crystal Hill at Matale. Denominations Unknown
|Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #P12|
|Obverse :||A. G. K. BORRON on top with * below between a plain and beaded circle inside raised rim.|
|Reverse :||same as obverse|
Archibald Glen Kidson Borron was a coffee planter at Crystal Hill at Matale. The fourth son of William Geddes Borron, J. P., of Scafield Tower, Ardrosan, Scotland, A. G. K. Borron died in Ceylon 16 May 1872. The ``Borron Memorial Hall'' at Matale Town was erected in the year 1895 to commemorate the universal respect with which he was regarded. Borron took a prominent part in the discussion of matters relating to the planting community and was an important figure in their affairs.
Like the Brass this token is slightly smaller than listed in Pridmore P#12 (19.3mm 1.32grams).
See also similar heavier token of brass and another lighter with just BORRON token also made of Tin.
* The Coins of British Commonwealth of Nations to the end of the reign of George VI 1952 Part 2 - Asian Territories by F. Pridmore Spink & Son Ltd., 1965. Tokens
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I thank Shiran Cruse, Kandy, Sri Lanka, for the scans of this token from his collection which is now with me.