Front : Violet on Brown, and blue underprint. Portrait of King George
VI on the left, a water-mark panel on the right, and the value in
words TWO RUPEES in single lines in center and in
figures 2 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 centered Serial number below. Lower the value
in Sinhala on left and Text in Tamil on right.
Back : Violet on a Lilac, Green, and Orange tint underprint with Micro printing text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON. Pictorial at center with caption SIGIRIYA ROCK with lake and foliag in foreground. Centered on top THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc. The value in figures 2 on four corners, with upper two slanted. Lower the value රුපියල් දෙකයි 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||E/l 000001 - E/3 500000||2500|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||E/3 500001 - E/4 500000||1000||40K|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||E/4 500001 - E/4 777000||277|
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.