Front : Black and Green on White paper with huge THOUSAND at center background.
THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON centered on top above.
Promises to pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of.
In a 7.5-inch bar the value in words ONE THOUSAND RUPEES
with Micro printing of same around. On either side, a numeric
1000 with RUPEES in an arc below, within a circle.
Just below the value
in Sinhala Text to left and Text in Tamil on right.
The Black Serial number above and below on both left and right, with
Colombo, date: day Month Year, centered below.
In panel in two lines FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON
with Micro printing of same around at bottom left.
Two facsimile signatures at right and
COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. in two lines on left.
Printer name THOS.DE LA RUE & CO LONDON. at bottom left.
Back : Blank
|Date on BankNote||Signatures of|
Commissioners of Currency
|Range of Serial #||Mintage|
|1st August, 1899||Information Not Found||F/l 00001 - F/1 ??000|
|20th January 1913||R.E. Stubbs & Bernard Senior||F/1 25001 - F/l 35000||10|
|1st April 1914||R.E. Stubbs & Bernard Senior||F/l 35001 - F/l 45000||10|
|1st April 1915||R.E. Stubbs & Bernard Senior||F/l 45001 - F/l 65000||20|
|23rd March 1918||R.E. Stubbs & Bernard Senior||F/1 65001 - F/1 90000||25|
|1st June 1926||A.G.M. Fletcher & W.W. Woods||F/l 90001 - F/2 10000||20|
Currency notes from 1913 had secret marks
The notes were demonetized on 1945 November 15th with all other Rs1000 and Rs500 notes previously issued and ceased to be legal tender after 1946 January 31st. Only 12 pieces of Rs1000 notes remain unsurrended to issuing Authority.
An issued Rs1000 is not unknown in any condition.
The details of this issue are from Sri Lanka Currency of Recent Times 1938-1985 T. M. U. Sallay, 1986 Colombo:Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
The 53 dpi image is from a Spink Auction Listing and displayed at
50 dpi. The two heavy distracting SPECIMEN stamps centered
on top and bottom have been digitally erased to highlight features on note.
If you have this note, I would be grateful to get a 300 dpi scan which will be posted with desired acknowledgement.