Three struck brass tokens were issued by Sinhala trader N. D. P. Silva, who owned several Plumbago Mines and stores was called the Plumbago King. They probably represent a full, half and quarter task value.
|Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #P92|
|Obverse :|| N. D. P. SILVA on top and -- . -- below
along raised rim |
P S (Plumbago Store) at center.
|Reverse :||same as obverse|
The two fractional denominations unlisted in Pridmore is listed in Remick and looks identical. The half Unit has Diameter 24 mm and weight 5.5? gms. The Quarter Unit has Diameter 19.5 mm and weight 3.6? gms
* 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 ex Carnegie Museum of Natural History Collection (lot 881 part). Images from 2007 July 25 Noble Auction#85 (lot #2301 part). ex Robert Climpson Collection, displayed at 200 dpi.