A Locally manufactured piece of unknown Issuer, listed by Pridmore under Ceylon.
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Pridmore notes it is well made and neatly stamped.
The number 1 is assumed to represent a full task.
There many such locally manufactured tokens of similar fabric and style with issuer unknown.
For example CY 1 P#25 full token; P#26 half token; MD 1 P#71 token; TK 1 token; P#103 half token;
The availability of some which have ½ stamped incuse for half task, which is the justification of them being called coffee tokens.
* 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.
Image of token ex Pridmore Collection from B&W print scanned ex Dick Ford Collection (1995 Feb 23 Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction#19 lot #262 part), and colorized with Photo-Shop. Displayed at 200 dpi.