Government of Ceylon : 1941
George VI Pictorial - Rs. 2.

King George VI Pictorial Two Rupees currency note issued with dates between 1941 September and 1949 by the Board of Commissioners of Currency during WWII Type has 9 dates with 3 Signature pairs and legend This note is Legal Tender ... As they were also issued in booklets all Dates have two varieties left edge perforated or straight.
1946_kgvi_r2_front 1941_02_kgvi_r2_back
LK:SCWPM #031
The Notes are 127 by 76 mm i.e. 5 by 3 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 : 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 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 centered Serial number below. Lower the value රුපියල් දෙකයි 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 BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
Booklets
20TH DECEMBER 1941 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/4 777001 - E/7 277000 2500
20TH DECEMBER 1941 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/7 277001 - E/8 277000 1000 40K
20TH DECEMBER 1941 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/8 277001 - E/8 315000 38
19TH SEPTEMBER 1942 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/8 315001 - E/12 315000 4000
19TH SEPTEMBER 1942 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/12 315001 - B/13 350000 1035 41.4K
4TH AUGUST 1943 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/13 350001 - E/17 350000 4000
4TH AUGUST 1943 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/17 351001 - E/18 350000 1000 40K
4TH AUGUST 1943 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/18 350001 - E/l8 645000 295
12TH JULY 1944 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/18 645001 - E/20 145000 1500 60K

Date on BankNoteSignatures of
Commissioners of Currency
Range of Serial #Mintage
in K
Booklets
12TH JULY 1944 H.J. Huxham & C.H. Collins E/20 145001 - E/24 522000 4377
24TH JUNE 1945 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.H. Collins E/24 522001 - E/26 022000 1500 60K
24TH JUNE 1945 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.H. Collins E/26 022001 - E/30 691000 4669
7TH MAY 1946 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.E. Jones E/30 691001 - E/31 691000 1000 40K
7TH MAY 1946 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.E. Jones E/31 691001 - E/34 646000 2955
1ST MARCH 1947 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.E. Jones E/34 646001 - E/36 146000 1500 60K
1ST MARCH 1947 O.E. Goonetilleke & C.E. Jones E/36 146001 - E/40 690000 4544
1ST JUNE 1948 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/40 690001 - E/4? 690000 ??K
1ST JUNE 1948 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/4? 690001 - E/46 690000
1ST MARCH 1949 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/46 690001 - E/4? 690000 ??K
1ST MARCH 1949 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/4? 690001 - E/52 690000
1ST MARCH 1949 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/52 690001 - E/54 695000 2005 80.2K
1ST MARCH 1949 C.E. Jones & T.D. Perera E/5? ???001 - E/57 536000

Booklets issued with 25 Notes each with single staple on left on 1/4 inch (6 mm) perforated counterfoil with colored soft board covers on front and back. Printed on front cover GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON underlined with 25 CURRENCY NOTES OF Rs. 2. in 3 lines below. (guess based on Re 1)

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 XF note waa scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 50 dpi.