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Unidentified canteen token

Started by brandm24, August 05, 2022, 10:17:32 AM

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I was wondering if anyone recognized this canteen token. I'm not sure how to read the logo...MVTB Ltd. maybe? I was never good at deciphering comingled letters.

The reverse shows what looks to be a cello and bow so there must be a musical connection. Also a very small heavily worn 6 shows in the upper right hand field of the token. This may indicate a value. The token is aluminum and 21mm.

Thoughts on this anyone?

(Images courtesy of celluloid /eBay)Canteen Coupon 1.jpgCanteen Coupon 2.jpg 

Always Faithful


I've made some fruitless searches on a range of combinations of the letters (I don't know what order they should be in either). The Ltd suggests the British part of the Anglosphere, and the 6, if it's a denomination, would argue for somewhere with £sd rather than dollars. 6 (pies) is also a sensible denomination in pre-1957 India. I mention this because the only numismatically relevant images I did find while searching, though far from being matches to your token, were for Indian canteen tokens from the British rule period.


It was listed as MVBT but that doesn't look right to me. I also searched different combinations but came up with nothing except a possible but vague reference to Australia. You sure came up with better possibilities than I did and I thank you for that.

Always Faithful