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.
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 BankNote||Signatures of|
Commissioners of Currency
|Range of Serial #||Mintage|
|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.