Token issued for Great Western Estate, and represents the Full task value of picking a full bag (one cwt) of clean coffee, or 9d.
|Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #29|
|Obverse :|| GREAT|
|with top and bottom lines along periphery within a beaded circle inside raised rim.|
Pridmore catalogs smaller Half task value token (25mm 6.28grams) but even smaller (21mm) Quarter task Value token is unlisted.
In 1883 the Great Western Estate was a coffee plantation of 487 acres and 200 acres under tea Cultivation. Owners Dent Brothers & Co. (agent Whittaker & Co). It was situated at Dimbula in the District of Nuwara Eliya, in the Central. Province of Ceylon.
* 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 200 dpi.
I thank Bob Lyall of UK, for the scans of this token from his collection.