J.H & G.S
Gona Adika Estate

A token issued for the Gona Adika Estate, in Kadugannawa, in Kandy District.

Denomination pence
Diameter22.5 mm
Thickness1.3 mm
Weight3.48 gms
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Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #49

Obverse : J.H & G.S within beaded circle inside raised rim.
Reverse : GONA
within beaded circle inside raised rim.

Has also Full Value Token with diameter 27.5 mm and weight 5.93 grams (Pridmore #48) which has also been also counter-marked.

J. H. & G. S. These initials have not been identified. The Gona Adika is an estate
of over 1,000 acres situated in Kadugannawa in the Kandy District. It appears for the first time in the Ceylon Almanac for the year 1860, the proprietor being T. R. Tucker. In 1883 the proprietors were A. G. Milne & Co. of London, who acquired many of the important interests of Keir Dundas & Co. when that firm went into liquidation.

* 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

The token Jan Lingen was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi.