Front : Brown and Blue on Green underprint with huge Pink TEN at center.
THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON centered on top above
Promises to pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of.
In a 6-inch bar the value in words TEN RUPEES
with Micro printing of same around. On either side, a numeric
10 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 Blue 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 with
COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. below.
Printer name THOS.DE LA RUE & CO LTD LONDON. at upper edge of
Back : At center a floral design in Dark Brown including the Crest of British Ceylon of an Elephant facing forward with 4 coconut palms on each side and mountains in background.
|Date on BankNote||Signatures of|
Commissioners of Currency
|Range of Serial #||Mintage|
|1st December 1925||E.B. Alexander & W.W. Woods||C/l 00001 - C/26 100000||2600|
|1st June 1926||A.G.M. Fletcher & W.W. Woods||C/27 00001 - C/47 50000||2050|
|1st September 1927||A.G.M. Fletcher & F.J. Smith||C/47 50001 - C/52 50000||500|
|1st September 1928||A.G.M. Fletcher & W.W. Woods||C/52 50001 - C/57 50000||500|
The notes were demonetized with all notes dated before January 1, 1940 on 1946 April 13th and ceased to be legal tender with effect July 31, 1946.
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 62 dpi image is from a Spink Auction Listing and displayed at
If you have this note, I would be grateful to get a 300 dpi scan which will be posted with desired acknowledgement