Unidentified - G A
Ceylon Estate Token

Locally manufactured token of the usual Ceylon style with the letters G A stamped incuse.
SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination pence
AlloyAE
Diameter25.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.70 gms
Shaperound
EdgePlain
Issue
ga_l_obverse ga_l_reverse
Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #43

Obverse : G A (incuse)
Reverse : blank

See also smaller token of same issuer. Both listed in Dick Ford Collection (1995 Feb 23 Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction#19 lot #272 part).

Early Ceylon Estate Tokens were crude productions such as simple incuse stamps on metal blanks or worn coins. Others were roughly minted. The appearance of forgeries forced planters to have better quality pieces struck in India or Britain.

Speculation: Could GA stand for Gona Adika Estate, the name of which is minted on Tokens (Pridmore #48,#49)

Reference
* 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.

The token was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi.
I thank Bob Lyall of UK, for the scans of this token from his collection.