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  World Paper Money Catalog and History



Sri Lanka and Ceylon banknotes
Sri Lanka and Ceylon paper money catalog and Sri Lanka and Ceylon currency history



Pick # Date
British Colony, till 1948
3-5 18-- 1, 2, 5 pounds
7-8 1809-26 2, 5 rix $
11-15 1885-1926 5, 10, 1.000 rupees
16-20 1914-39
1, 2, 50, 100 rupees
21-29 1925-39
2, 5, 5, 10, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 rupees
30-33 1941.02
1, 2, 5, 10 rupees
34-39 1941-49
1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 1.000 rupees
40-41 1942
25, 50 cents
42-45 1942
2x5, 10, 25, 50 cents
47-48 1951
1, 10 rupees
49-53 1952-54
1, 2, 5, 50, 100 rupees
54-55 1953-54 5, 10 rupees
State, from 1948
56-61 1956-63
1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 rupees
62-66 1962-65
2, 5, 10, 50, 100 rupees
67-71 1965-68 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 rupees
72-76 1969-77
2, 5, 10, 50, 100 rupees
77-78 1970 50, 100 rupees
79-80 1971-74
50, 100 rupees
Sri Lanka, from 1972
81-82 1962-65
50, 100 rupees
83-88 1979
2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 rupees
89-90 1981-85
500, 1.000 rupees
91-95 1982-85
5, 10, 20, 50, 100 rupees
96-101 1987-90
10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 rupees
102-7 1991-94
10, 20, 50, 100, 100, 500, 1.000 rupees
108-13 1995
10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 rupees
114 1998
200 rupees; commemorative issue "independence 1948-1998"
115-21 2001-
10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000, 2.000 rupees
122 2009
1.000 rupees; commemorative "Peace"
123- 2010
20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000 rupees


CEYLON PRIVATE BANKS
- Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (United West India Company)
s11-46 1785-1796 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 rixdollars
- Asiatic Banking Corporation
s101-5 1865 10 shillings, 1, 5, 10 pounds; Colombo Branch
s106-9 1865
10 shillings, 1, 5, 10 pounds; Kandy Branch
- Bank of Ceylon
s111-4 184- 1, 5, 10, 20 pounds
- Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London & China, Colombo / Galley / Kandy
s117-29 1867-1873 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 rupiees
- Oriental Bank Corporation, Badulla / Colombo / Galley / Jaffna / Kandy / Newera Ellia
s136-61 1869-1884
5, 10, 50, 100 rupiees
Remarks: all images reduced 50%

Banknotes are attributed to last Pick's catalogue:
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 2: General Issues 1368-1960
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 3: Modern Issues 1961-
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 1: Specialized Issues

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