G W & C (George Wall & Co)

A brass token issued by George Wall & Co. for their Mills, in the suburbs of Colombo, Ceylon.

Denomination pence
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight5.84 gms
gwco_c_obverse gwco_c_reverse
Lowsley Unlisted; Pridmore #109

Obverse : Monogram GW&C(George Wall & Co) within a beaded circle inside raised rim.
Reverse : Monogram Blank within a beaded circle inside raised rim.

Note that this token with a blank reverse is 25% lighter and does not have the o in the Monogram like the similer sized C token, M token, and the Half Value tokens associated with the name of George Wall.

The tokens represented a value of 4½d which were revalued to 12½ cents after decimal coinage was issued.
4½D converts to 18¾ cents at the legal 50 cents per shilling rate adopted in 1870.

* 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 XF grade token was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi. It was purchased in 2013 January from a dealer in Lanka.