SRI LANKA-CEYLON Paper Money INDEX,
1785 - Present Issues

     

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SRI LANKA-CEYLON Banknotes, 1785 - Present Issues

இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சமத்துவ குடியரசு
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

505 BCE-1597 Upatissa-Kotte Kingdoms;1411 CHN; 1469 Kandy; 1598 Goa PRT; 1597 ESP; 1656 NLD; GBR 1795; 1948 CEY;
1972  Rep.; 7.9.1978 DSR Sri Lanka
NLD currency <1785; IND 1802-72; CEY 1785 >
  PAGE CATALOG
 
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY
The first banknotes attributable to Ceylon were issued in 1785 by the United East India Company

NEDERLANDS-CEYLON
Dutch Governorate of Zeylan

12.5.1656 - 1796 Dutch colony of Zeylon established under
the
United East India Company
Ceylon Paper Money, United East India Company Issues S11 P.S11 - P.S46 1 - 500 Rixdollars 1785-96 United East India Company

BRITISH CROWN COLONY OF CEYLON

16.2.1796 GBR British E. India Co.; 12.10.1796 GBR Colony;
 1.1.1802 GBR Crown Colony.

 Chartered Bank Issues

CEYLON, 1865 S101 P.S101 - P.S109 10/- = 5 Rupees - 10 1865-66 Asiatic Banking Corp.
S111 P.S111 - P.S114 1 - 20 18xx Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1867-80 S117 P.S117 - P.S129 10/- - 1,000 Rupees 1867-80 Chartered Mercantile Bank
India, London & China
S131 P.S131 5/- 18xx Mercantile Bank
India, London & China
CEYLON, 1869-84 S136 P.S136 - P.S161 5 - 100 Rupees 1869-84 Oriental Bank Corp.

 General Treasury Issues

CEYLON, 1870'S 3 P.3 - P.5 1 - 5 18xx General Treasury of Ceylon
7 P.7 - P.8 2 - 5 Rixdollars 1809-26 General Treasury of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1885 - 1926 11 P.11 - P.15 5 - 10 Rupees 1885- 1926 Government of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1914-39 16 P.16 - P.20 1 - 100 Rupees 1914-39 Government of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1925-39 21 P.21 - P.29 2 - 1,000 Rupees 1925-39 Government of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1941 30 P.30 - P.33 1 - 10 Rupees 1941 Government of Ceylon

 Rubber & Tea Coupons

CEYLON, 1942 Rubber Coupons N415 N.415 - N.431 1 - 1,000 Pounds Rubber 1941-42 Rubber Controller of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1941 Tea Coupons N440 N.440 - N.450 5 - 50 Pounds
Made Tea
1941 Tea Controller of Ceylon

DOMINION OF CEYLON

4.2.1948 independence from Great Britain as CEYLON
CEYLON, 1941-49 34 P.34 - P.39A 1 - 10,000 Rupees 1941-49 Government of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1942-49 40 P.40 - P.45 25 to 50 Cents 1942-49 Government of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1951 47 P.47 - 48 1 - 10 Rupees 1951 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1952 49 P.49 - P.55 1 - 100 Rupees 1952-54 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1955-63 56 P.56 - P.61 1 - 100 Rupees 1955-63 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1961-65 62 P.62 - P.66 2 - 100 Rupees 1961-65 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON,1965-68 67 P.67 - P.71 2 - 100 Rupees 1965-68 Central Bank of Ceylon

REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka

22.5.1972 SRI LANKA
CEYLON, 1969-77 72 P.72 - P.76 2 - 100 Rupees 1969-77 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON, 1970 77 P.77 - P.78 50 - 100 Rupees 1970 Central Bank of Ceylon
CEYLON,1972-75 79 P.79 - P.80 50 - 100 Rupees 1972-75 Central Bank of Ceylon
81 P.81 - P.82 50 - 100 Rupees 1977

இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சமத்துவ குடியரசு
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

7.9.1978 Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
83 P.83 - P.90 2 - 1,000 Rupees 1979-85 Central Bank of Ceylon
91 P.91 - P.95 5 - 100 Rupees 1982
96 P.96 - P.101 10 - 1,000 Rupees 1987-90 Central Bank of Sri Lanka
102 P.102 - P.107 1991-94
108 P.108 - P.114 10 - 1,000 Rupees 1995, 98 Central Bank of Sri Lanka
115 P.115 - P.121 10 - 1,000 Rupees 2001-06 Central Bank of Sri Lanka
122 P.122 - P.129 10 - 5,000 Rupees 2006-15 Central Bank of Sri Lanka
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 Tigers of TAMIL EELAM Local & Fantasy Issues

N1 P.UNL,
N.2 - N.10
10 - 1,000 Rupees 2006-09 Central Bank of Sri Lanka

 Banknotes of Sri Lanka Presentation

PDF Banknotes of Sri Lanka - PDF Don Cleveland - IBNS
PPTX Banknotes of Sri Lanka - PowerPoint Presentation Don Cleveland - IBNS

Note: (N) Numismondo numbers used for certain P.UNL issues



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

DC    We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland for providing images and his presentation used in this section.

AHB 
 We gratefully acknowledge A.H.Balwin & Son Auctions for images and information.
 

PPS  We gratefully acknowledge numismatist Percy Phiroze Siganporia,for images and information..
 

SN  We gratefully acknowledge Pete from Staples Numismatics, Inc. for providing images.
Please visit his World Banknote website and eBay listings.

BV    We gratefully acknowledge BV for
images used in this section.

KR    We gratefully acknowledge Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga for use of his images.

SPINK
We gratefully acknowledge  Spink Auctions for use of images.




LINKS

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Brief Monetary History

Wikipedia - Barbados

Sri Lanka  wikipedia

CIA World Factbook - Barbados

CIA World Factbook - Sri Lanka