The Government of Ceylon : 1925 - 1928
Large Elephant Logo backed Ten Rupees Note

The Large Ten Rupees currency note with Elephant logo at back issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency with the standard colonial format used by The Governmaent of Ceylon since 1885. This Type has 4 dates with 3 Signature pairs between 1925 to 1928.

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The Notes are 191 by 127 mm i.e. 7 1/2 by 5 inches.
Printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London
Water-mark: Huge dark on Light 10 at center with similer smaller CEYLON below with light Elephant and Dagaba logo above on either side lower on right. Paper manufactured by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd.

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 රුපියල් දහයයි 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 bottom margin.
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 BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
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 50 dpi.
If you have this note, I would be grateful to get a 300 dpi scan which will be posted with desired acknowledgement