Front : Olive on Lilac and blue underprint. Portrait of King George
VI on the left, a water-mark panel on the right, and the value in
words ONE RUPEES in single lines in center and in
figures 1 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 centered Serial number below. Lower the value
Sinhala on left and Text in Tamil on right.
Back : Olive on a Blue, Orange, Lilac tint underprint with Micro printing text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON. Pictorial at center with caption ELEPHANT'S HEAD with a Mahoot riding, Coconut Palm behind and foliage in background. Centered on top THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc. The value in figures 1 slanted on the four corners. Lower the value රුපියලයි 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||A/1 000001 - A/5 1000000||5000|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||A/6 000001 - A/10 1000000||5000||200K|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||A/11 000001 - A/11 132000||132|
Booklets issued with 25 Notes each with single staple on left on 1/4 inch (6 mm) perforated counterfoil with baige soft board covers on front and back. Printed on front cover GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON underlined with 25 CURRENCY NOTES OF Re. 1. in 3 lines below.
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.