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Stamps Banknotes Coins, SRI LANKA RUPEE

Collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Sri Lanka Rupee. The British pound became Ceylon's official money of account in 1825, replacing the Ceylonese rixdollar at a rate of 1 pound = 13 rixdollars, and British silver coin was made legal tender. Treasury notes denominated in pounds were issued in 1827, replacing the earlier rixdollar notes. Rixdollar notes not presented for exchange were demonetized in June 1831. The Indian rupee was made Ceylon's standard coin 26 September 1836, and Ceylon reverted to the Indian currency area. Pound-denominated treasury notes continued to circulate after 1836, along with the rupee. The legal currency remained British silver and accounts were kept in pounds, shillings and pence. However, payments were made in rupees and annas at the 'fictitious par' (fixed accounting rate) of 2 shillings per rupee (i.e., 1 pound = 10 rupees). The Bank of Ceylon was the first private bank to issue banknotes on the island (1844) and Treasury notes were withdrawn in 1856. The Indian rupee was formally established as the unlimited legal tender 18 June 1869. The rupee was decimalized 23 August 1871. Thus, the rupee of 100 cents became Ceylon's money of account and sole legal tender effective 1 January 1872, replacing British currency at a rate of 1 rupee = 2 shillings 3 pence. Today in Sri Lanka there are coins in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents and 1, 2, 5, 10 Rupees. There are banknotes in the denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 and 2000 Rupees.

Stamps, COMMEMORATION

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Commemoration

Stamps, GAM UDAWA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Gam Udawa

Stamps, ST JOHN

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to St John

Stamps, PIRIVENA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Pirivena

Stamps, AMPHIBIANS

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Amphibians

Stamps, UNIVERSITY

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to University

Stamps, AMPITIYA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Ampitiya. Ampitiya (අම්පිටිය) is a suburb of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located within the country's Central Province.

Stamps, ELEPHANTs

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Elephants

Stamps, TAMIL

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Tamil

Stamps, SINHALA

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Sinhala

Stamps, DIPLOMATIC

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Diplomatic

Stamps, TECHNOLOGY

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Technology

Stamps, FLOWERS

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Flowers

Stamps, DAVID PAYNTER

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to David Paynter. David Shillingford Paynter, RA, OBE, was an internationally renowned Sri Lankan painter. He was a pioneer creator of a Sri Lankan idiom in what was essentially a Western art form

Stamps, ARAB

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Arab

 
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Banknote
Banknote-Sri Lanka 10 Rupee - 2001
Sri Lanka 10 Rupee - 2001
Banknote
Banknote-Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1979
Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1979
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-Elephants of Sri Lanka
Elephants of Sri Lanka
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-Vesak 2003
Vesak 2003