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.
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|
|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.