Two Rix Dollar Currency Note with engraving of Britannia by Silverstone, issued in Colombo in 1820. Regulation 3 of 1820, requiring the value of the note to be added by means of a "dry stamp". By Regulation ? of 1830 the notes of the value of RD 2 were demonetized as from 1830 September 1.
Front: Upper-left: Britannia with Laural wreath seated, Shield
with Union Jack on side, Trident in right hand, Olive Branch in left
hand, all within wreath with flowers. Below in small text in upward
Arc Engraver Silvester & Co. sc. 27, Strand London.
To right No #### (erased) Colombo 20th May 1820.
The Government of Ceylon promise to pay to the Bearer on demand the Sum of TWO Rix Dollar in Copper Money at the Exchange of Forty Eight Stivers for the Rix Dollar on presenting this at the General Treasury
|இறையால இரண்டு||(Iṟaiyāla Iraṇṭu)|
|COLOMBO||20th May 1820 No #### (erased)|
|Exd & Entd|| One hand signed and one hand stamped signature.|
Note that all of "dot"s above the Thamil characters are missing from the crudely printed Thamil Text.
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Chapter XI British - Page 151-152
Note. The numeric serial Number of this Rix Dollar has been erased, and image cropped to a fixed size to hide identity. Image at 300 dpi displayed at 50 dpi.
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