A web display of a personal collection of legally circulated colonial, and modern currency from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) including 300dpi or higher color images with edited information from various sources.
Lakdiva BankNotes hopes to documented over 100 Lankan Bank Note Types
and other Lankan Paper items on individual web pages.
Motivated by many reasons this long term project may take many years to complete. It is purely an attempt to put part of my Lankan heritage on the web, as much as I can afford to do so in both money and time. Significant contribution of Ceylon BankNotes or high resolution images to complete the site will be gratefully acknowledged.
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If you have any questions on Lankan coins or Paper Money please send an E-mail to lanka-coins @ yahoogroups.com . This ensures that my reply is archived, and others can search and get an answer without asking same question again. I used to use AllExperts which terminated abruptly after 19 years in 2017 April. Read my former profile at AllExperts.com which is still on archive.org
The Sri Lanka Numismatic Society meets every 3rd Sunday of the month (except if that is a Public Holiday) from 2-4 PM at the Board Room of the Royal Asiatic Society, No. 86, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (Green Path), Colombo 7. (Mahaweli center, near back entrance to Colombo National Museum). If you are near Colombo as a resident or as a visitor, and interested in Coins and Currency, you are most welcome to attend.
For description of the early paper money system in Lanka please read
For the recent value of Lanka Rupee look at depreciation.
If you travel in Lanka, I recommend you visit Museums with Lankan BankNotes and Coins.
Database : Online
Catalog for Lankan Bank Notes.
Latest Definitive Currency Notes - 2017 April -
2016-07-04 - Development, Prosperity and Sri Lanka Dancers Note Series
2017-05-?? - Development, Prosperity and Sri Lanka Dancers Note Series
Latest Commemorative Currency Note - 2013 November 15th -
2013-11-15 Rs 500 : CHOGM Sri Lanka note
Calendars on Lankan Bank Notes : CR 2010
Interesting Collection Political notes
Caution on Forged Notes :
Recently updated : 19th Century Ceylon BankNotes
CBSL Currency Management
For Information on Lankan Coins Visit coins.lakdiva.org
Philp Grierson - Prof of Numismatics, University of Cambridge.
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Many images of this website will be loaded into Colnect.com BankNote pages for Ceylon and Sri Lanka.
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