Front : Brown 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 FIVE RUPEES in single lines in center and in
figures 5 on the top two corners. GOVERNMENT of CEYLON
above PROMISE TO PAY BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF in
three 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 පහයි
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 : Brown on Lilac and blue tint underprint with Micro printing text THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON. Pictorial at center with caption THUPARAMA DAGOBA with ruins and foliage in foreground. Centered on top THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in an arc. The value in figures 5 in upper corners. Lower the value FIVE RUPEES centered and රුපියල් පහයි 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||G/l 000001 - G/3 1000000||3000|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||G/4 000001 - G/4 750000||750||37.5K|
|1ST FEBRUARY 1941||H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins||G/4 750001 - G/4 834000||84|
Booklets issued with 20 Notes each with single staple on left on 1/4
inch (6 mm) perforated counterfoil with navy soft board covers
on front and back. Printed on front cover GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON
underlined with 20 CURRENCY NOTES OF Re. 5.
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.