|Atkins #96 Lowsley #(30) Pridmore #17a|
|Obverse :||a wild elephant facing left with CEYLON COMPANY LIMITED . * . along the periphary between a plain circle and beaded circle inside raised rim.|
|Reverse :||C at center - ST. SEBASTIAN MILLS . * . along the periphary between a plain circle and beaded circle inside raised rim.|
This extremely rare pattern specimen with a variety of the elephant in the C token was exhibited by Mr H. W. Taffs in 1931 November 30th Anniversay Meeting of British Numismatic Societyand reported in BNJournal Vol Series III Vol 1 (1931-33), page 159. Pridmore in 1961 states he was unable to trace it for examination.
* 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 600 dpi images are displayed at 200 dpi.
I thank Shiran Cruse, Kandy, Sri Lanka, for the scans of this rare token from his collection.