Dutch Ceylon Kredit Brief
1794 Kolumbo

The first issue of Kredit Brief after 1793 December 17th when Kredit Brieven older than 1792 September 1st were demonetized is dated 1794 January 18th, was of 1000, 400, 100, 50 and 25 Ryxds Notes. According to Codrington CCC on page 143 the highest known number of Authorised issue is 223, 335, 1081, 1032 and 855 respectively. That Totals 735,443 Ryxds.

Denomination : 1,000 Ryxds
Dutch : Een Duyzent
Sinhala : දහක්
Thamil :
Size : 164 x 245 mm
Date : 18 January 1795
Status : Canceled
Pick S14

Front: No .... Goed voor Ryksdaalders 1000

Zegge Een Duyzent Ryksdaalders.
Wy ondergetekende Certificeeren, dat Thoonder deezes, by de Compagnie te goet heeft Een Duyzent Ryksdaalders van 48 zwaare Stuyvers, Indisch-Geld. voor welkers waerde dees Kreditbrief overal ten deezen Eilande gangbaar zal gehouden worden (In Dutch)

ඉලක්කම පතාග දහක් හොදයි ෴

මෙක පෙනනන අයගෙ: ඊන්දියාවෙ මුදල්වු පතාගයට ඉස්තිබ්‍රි හතලිස් අටගනනේ පතාග දහක් කොම්පඤෙඤ්වෙත තිබෙනබව මෙහි පහල අතහන්කල අපි එලිදරවු කරනවායැ. එ වෙනිගනනට මෙ විස්වාසකෙරිමෙ ලිවුම මෙ දිවයිනේ සැමතැනම වලගුවෙනඩ යෙදේයැ. (in Sinhala)

... (in Thamil).

KOLUMBO den 18. JANUARY Anno 1794
. The manuscript signatures of C, van Angelbeek (Hoofd Administrateur)
Abraham Samlent (Negotie Boekhouder)

Endorsement in English
3 pCent per annum on this Kredit Brief payable by the British Government of Ceylon under the condition of the Sixth article of the Capitulation of Columbo.
Below Black rectangular Seal with Arabic text in middle of Signature Geo   Gregory over Reg?

Back: Blank with probably handwritten Endorsments of interest (unavailable)
WaterMark: Need to Findout

The Endorsement in English and the Signature and Black rectangular seal at the bottom was added by the British, after they accepted the liability and agreed to pay interest for up to £50,000 of Kredit Brieven and Kas Nooten still in Circulation.

On the upper right corner of this Note there is the oldest Endorsement which says Interest Paid from 15th February to 15th August 1796. This Inerest at 3% per annum would have been 15 Ryxds for 6 months.

This image of a 1,000 Ryxds note is published in 1938 B. W. Fernando in his book Ceylon Currency British Period 1795-1936, (Plate No 1).

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Chapter X Dutch - Page 124, 144

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