The Government of Ceylon : 1887 - 1926
Uniface Thousand Rupee Note

The Uniface large size One Thousand Rupees currency note issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency with the standard colonial format front used by The Governmaent of Ceylon. This Type has 6 known dates with 3 Signature pairs between 1899 to 1926. There could be unknown dates before 1909

The Notes are 216 by 146 mm i.e. 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches.
Printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., London
Water-mark: A Large THOUSAND RUPEES in 2 lines light on dark at center. A vertical triple ZigZag lines to right, and light Elephant and Dagaba logo to the upper left . Text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON light on dark panel centered below.

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 රුපියල් දාහයි 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 BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
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.