The Government of Ceylon : 1929 - 1939
Small Elephant Logo backed Ten Rupees Note

The Small 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 10 dates with 9 Signature pairs between 1929 to 1939.

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LK:SCWPM #025
The Notes are 152 by 102 mm i.e. 6 by 4 inches.
Printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London
Water-mark: Huge dark on Light 5 at center with similer smaller CEYLON below with light Elephant and Dagaba logo on either side. 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 4 5/8-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 center bracketed with COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. in two lines to right. 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 July 1929 F.G. Tyrrell & W.W. Woods C/57 50001 - C/77 50000 2000
10th September 1930 B.H. Bourdillon & W.W. Woods C/77 50001 - C/84 100000 750
9th July 1931 W.W. Woods & F.G. Tyrrell C/85 00001 - C/89 100000 500
1st August 1932 W.W. Woods & W.E. Wait C/90 00001 - C/94 100000 500
1st August 1932 W.W. Woods & W.E. Wait C/95 00001 - C/99 100000 500
2nd July 1934 H.J. Huxham & W.E. Wait D/1 00001 - D/10 100000 1000
26th June 1935 C.H. Collins & G.S. Wodeman D/11 00001 - D/20 100000 1000
18th June 1936 H.J. Huxham & M.M. Wedderbum D/21 00001 - D/30 100000 1000

Date on BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
24th July 1937 C.H. Collins & R.M.M. Worsley D/31 00001 - D/40 100000 1000
10th November 1938 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/41 00001 - D/50 100000 1000
2nd October 1939 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/51 00001 - D/60 100000 1000
2nd October 1939 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/61 00001 - D/61 25000 25
2nd October 1939 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/61 25001 - D/62 25000 100LDEA
2nd October 1939 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/62 25001 - D/65 100000 375
2nd October 1939 H.J. Huxham & G.S. Wodeman D/66 00001 - D/71 25000 525LDEA

LDEA - Notes invalidated by Ordinence No 10 of 1942 dated 23rd March 1942. These notes were lost, damaged or destroyed as a result of enemy action.

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 XF note was scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 50 dpi.