A Token issued by the Globe Club in Colombo. With an unique integer stamped incuse and a central hole it was probably used as some control check rather than as a token of Currency
|Obverse :|| THE GLOBE CLUB |
* COLOMBO * along periphary within a beaded circle inside raised rim. An Serial Number struck incuse below a central hole.
|Reverse :||blank within a beaded circle inside raised rim.|
In 1960 Pridmore notes that the numbers found range between 5780 and 14157.
* 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.
This token is from Dick Ford Collection (1995 Feb 23 Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction#19 lot #271 part). Images from 2007 July 25 Noble Auction#85 (lot #2299 part). ex Robert Climpson Collection, displayed at 200 dpi.
I have not yet traced any details on the Globe Club that issued this token, but since 2000 there is new Globe Club from globe.gov in Sri Lanka.