Dear Listers, I have a silver big coin 3.7 cm diam with on the one side: the VOC monogram inside a shield with the two lions on either side and a tiny peacock or rooster standing separated at the top. The other side says "Galle Agri-Horticultural Exhibition" there is no date struck at all. The rim is about 4mm thick, but the coin is not 4 mm thick.
Unfortunately I cannot find any reference to it and wondered if you have any knowledge concerning its origin, why, how what.The combination of the Dutch VOC with on the otherside the English wording is strange.
I have asked Mr. Kavan Ratnatunga for particulars as he has a great coin page, but he also has no reply for me and will do some research later in Sept. In the meantime maybe history-wise anyone of you knows about this exhibition? Thank you, Jennifer PS this msg is also posted on the SL rootsweb page and the SRILANKA-L@rootsweb.com