Government of Ceylon : 1941
George VI Pictorial - Rs. 10.

King George VI Pictorial Ten Rupee currency note issued dated 1st February 1941 by the Board of Commissioners of Currency during WWII with legend Promise to Pay ....
1941_kgvi_r10_front 1941_kgvi_r10_back
LK:SCWPM #033
The Notes are 152 by 102 mm i.e. 6 by 4 inches.
Printed by lithography process in India Government Security Press.
Water-mark: Ratnapura Raised Lion with whip on paper manufactured by Messrs Portals Ltd.

Front : Blue on Lilac and Olive underprint. Portrait of King George VI on the left, a water-mark panel on the right, and the value in words TEN RUPEES in single lines in center and in figures 1 slanted on the top two corners. GOVERNMENT of CEYLON in an arc above PROMISE TO PAY BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF in an arc and two lines. The date 1ST FEBRUARY 1941 appears above the two facsimile signatures H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins with COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY below. The value රුපියල් දහයයි in Sinhala on upper left and Text in Tamil on lower right. The Serial number on the lower left hand side and upper right hand side.
Back : Blue on a Olive, and Orange tint underprint with Micro printing text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON. Pictorial at center with caption TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH with few pilgrims in foreground and foliage in background. Centered on top THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc. The value in figures 10 RUPEES slanted in upper corners. Lower the value රුපියල් දහයයි in Sinhala on left and Text in Tamil on right.

Date on BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
1ST FEBRUARY 1941 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins J/l 000001 - J/4 069000 3069

Rs10/- and higher denomination Notes were not issued in Booklets and are not found with left edge perforated like in lower denominations.

The notes were demonetized with all notes dated before 1950 December 31st on 1955 August 26th and ceased to be legal tender with effect 1956 August 31st.

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 Unc Specimen note waa scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 50 dpi. I thank Mr Tuan Sallay for it.