Government of Ceylon : 1941 - 1948
George VI Pictorial - Rs. 10.

King George VI Pictorial Ten Rupee currency note issued dated 1941 September to 1948 by the Board of Commissioners of Currency during WWII. Type has 7 dates with 4 Signature pairs and legand This note is Legal Tender ...
1944_kgvi_r10_front 1941_kgvi_r10_back
LK:SCWPM #033a
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 10 slanted on the top two corners. GOVERNMENT of CEYLON in an arc above THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR PAYMENT OF ANY AMOUNT in an arc and two lines. The date appears above the two facsimile signatures 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
20TH DECEMBER 1941 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins J/4 69001 - J/5 610000 1541
19TH SEPTEMBER 1942 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins J/5 610001 - J/10 640000 5030
4TH AUGUST 1943 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins J/10 640001 - J/16 672000 6032
12TH JULY 1944 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins J/16 672001 - J/26 639000 9967
24TH JUNE 1945 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.H. Collins J/26 639001 - J/36 780000 10141
7TH MAY 1946 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.E. Jones J/36 780001 - J/44 296000 7516
1ST JUNE 1948 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera J/44 296001 - J/47 296000 3000

Rs10/- and higher denomination Notes were not issued in Booklets and 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 AU note waa scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 50 dpi.