BankNotes from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Dutch Colonial : 1784 to 1796

Each Note earning 3% interest per annum was stated in Dutch, Sinhala & Tamil

Dutch Ceylon Rix Dollar - Kredit Brieven
1785-1795 : RD 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 100, 200, 400, 500, 1000
Issued in Colombo, Batticaloa, Trincomalee

Dutch Ceylon Rix Dollar - Kas Nooten (Cash Note)
1796 RD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

British Colonial : 1802 to 1855

Government of Ceylon General Treasury Rix Dollar Notes
Each Note Value was stated in English, Sinhala & Tamil - No Interest
1802-1824 : RD 1, 2, 5

Government of Ceylon General Treasury British Sterling
Silvester's Notes in English Only.
1827-1850 : £ 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50
Perkins Bacon and Company Notes with Value stated in English, Sinhala & Tamil
1850-1855 : £ 1, 2, 5

British Colonial - Private Banks : 1844 to 1884

Each Note Value was stated in English, Sinhala & Tamil Bank of Ceylon
1844 : £ 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 - SPECIMEN - Not issued.

The Mercantile Bank of India, London & China - Ceylon Branch
1853 - 1857 Colombo 5 Shillings
1853 - 1857 Kandy 5 Shillings
The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London & China - Ceylon Branch
1857-1884 Colombo -
1857-1884 Kandy -
1863-1884 Galle -

The Asiatic Banking Corporation
1864-1866 Colombo -
1864-1866 Kandy -

Oriental Bank Corporation
Oriental Bank - Ceylon Branch
1846-1850 Colombo -
Printed by Perkins Bacon and Company
1851-1880 Colombo -
1851-1880 Kandy -
1864-1880 Badulla -
1866-1880 Galle -
1864-1880 Jaffna -
1870-1880 Haldamulla -
Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson and Company
1881-1884 Colombo -
1881-1884 Kandy -
1881-1884 Badulla -
1881-1884 Galle -
1881-1884 Jaffna -
1876-1884 Newera Ellia -

Boer War P.O.W. Issues
Prisoners' Enclosure
1901-1902 - Diyatalawa Camp notes
1901-1902 - Ragama Camp notes
The Ceylon Ice and Cold Storage Company Store
1901-1902 - Ragama Camp notes
1901-1902 - Ragama Camp notes Series B

The Government of Ceylon : 1885 to 1949

Issued by the Commisionor of Currency under act # of 1884

Government of Ceylon
Uniface currency hand signed at time of issue.
1885 : Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes, Rs 50 notes, Rs 100 notes,
Uniface facsimile signatures. 2 Serial
1887-1891 : Rs 5 notes, Rs 100 notes,
Uniface facsimile signatures. 4 Serial
1894-1926 : Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes, Rs 50 notes, Rs 100 notes, Rs 500 notes, Rs 1000 notes,
1917-1939 : The Ceylon Rupee Note - Act # of 1917
1917 Rs 1 notes, Rs 2 notes, Rs 2 notes,
Ceylon Government Elephant logo behind
1925-1928 : Rs 2 notes, Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes,
Small Size with Ceylon Government Elephant logo behind
1929-1939 : Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes, Rs 50 notes, Rs 1000 notes,

Emergency WWII Fractional Issue
This note is legal tender for the Payment of a sum not exceeding Five Rupees
1942-01-01 : Cents 25 notes, 50 notes
1942-06-01 : Cents 5 notes (2c+3c Stamp>image)
1942-1949 : Cents 10 notes, 25 notes, 50 notes (KGVI Portrait)

King George VI - Pictorial
Promise to pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of
1941-02-01 : Re 1 notes, Rs 2 notes, Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes

This Note is Legal Tender for the Payment of Any Amount
1941-1949 : Re 1 notes, Rs 2 notes, Rs 5 notes, Rs 10 notes, Rs 50 notes, Rs 100 notes, Rs 1000 notes, Rs 10000 notes

Independent Lanka

Central Bank of Ceylon : 1950 to 1985

King George VI
1951-01-20 : Rs 1, 10

Queen Elizabeth II
1952-1954 : Rs 1, 2, 5, 5, 10, 50, 100

Armorial Ensign of Ceylon
1956-1959 : Rs 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100
1960-1963 : Rs 1, 2, 5, 10 (+Metal Thread)

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Portrait
1962-1965-04 : Rs 2, 5, 10 ,50, 100
1970 : Rs 50, 100 (Hand Raised)
1971 : Rs 100 (+UV Security)

King Parakramabahu
1965-09-1968 : Rs 2, 5, 10, 50, 100
1969 : Rs 50, 100(+Tamil&English Name)
1969-1972.4 : Rs 2, 5, 10

Republic of Sri Lanka : Since 1972 May 22

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Portrait
1972-1975 : Rs 50, 100 (+Sri +UV Security)

King Parakramabahu
1973-1974-07 : Rs 2, 5, 10 (+Sri)
1974-08-1977 : Rs 2. 5, 10 (+UV Security)

Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka
1977 : Rs 50, 100

Fauna and Flora
1979 : Rs 2, 5, 10, 20 ,50, 100

Historical and Archaeological
1981-1985 : Rs 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000

Central Bank of Sri Lanka : Since 1986

Historical and Development
1987-1988-02 10, 100, 500, 1000
1988-11-1990 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000

Sri Lanka Heritage
1991-1994 : Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
1995-2006 : Rs 10, 20, 50, 100 (blanked emblem)
1995 : Rs 500, 1000
2001-2004 : Rs 500, 1000 (Wide Security with Monogram)
2005-2006 : Rs 500, 1000, 2000 (Wide Security with Text)

Development, Prosperity and Sri Lankan Dancers notes
2010 : Rs 20 notes, Rs 50 notes, Rs 100 notes, Rs 500 notes, Rs 1000 notes, Rs 5000 notes

Commemorative issues

CBSL Commemorative notes
1998 Sri Lanka Independence - 50th Anniversary - Rs 200 notes
2009 The Ushering of Peace and Prosperity in Sri Lanka - Rs 1000 notes
2013 Commenwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM Sri Lanka) - Rs 500 notes

Official Patterns

Exonumia

1941-1942 : Rubber Export Coupons
1941 : Tea Coupons

Fantasy

1965-2009 : Political notes

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