A Locally manufactured piece of unknown Issuer, listed by Pridmore under Ceylon.
|Obverse :|| C Y |
The number 1 is assumed to represent a full task. See also C Y ½ half task token. Both listed in Dick Ford Collection (1995 Feb 23 Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction#19 lot #268 part).
There many such locally manufactured tokens of similar fabric and style with issuer unknown.
For example AW 1 P#7 full token; MD 1 P#71 token; TK 1 token; P#103 half token;
The existance of some which have ½ stamped incuse for half task, is the justification of them being called coffee tokens.
* 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.
Image of token ex Pridmore Collection from B&W print scanned from catalog and colorized with Photo-Shop. Displayed at 250 dpi.