Best of Ceylon and Sri Lanka Banknotes, Coins and Stamps

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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Sri Lanka Rupee (1)

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 The Bank of Ceylon was the first private bank to issue banknotes on the island (1844) and Treasury notes were withdrawn in 1856.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.

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 5 Rupee Banknote 1974

Date: 27-Aug-74
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 5 Rupee Banknote 1974 in collection of Banknotes one of many items in Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-74010

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 2 Rupee Banknote 1974

Date: 27-Aug-74
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2 Rupee Banknote 1974 in collection of Banknotes part of Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-74020

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 50 Rupee Banknote 1974

Date: 27-Aug-74
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 50 Rupee Banknote 1974 in collection of Banknotes belonging to Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-74040

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1975

Date: 06-Oct-75
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1975 in collection of Banknotes an item in the Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-75010

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1977

Date: 26-Aug-77
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1977 in collection of Banknotes belonging to Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-77010

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 2 Rupee 1979

Date: 26-Mar-79
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 2 Rupee 1979 in collection of Banknotes one of many items in Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-79020

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 5 Rupee 1979

Date: 26-Mar-79
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 5 Rupee 1979 in collection of Banknotes and belongs to Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-79030

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 50 Rupee 1979

Date: 26-Mar-79
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 50 Rupee 1979 in collection of Banknotes part of Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-79050

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1979

Date: 26-Mar-79
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 100 Rupee 1979 in collection of Banknotes belonging to Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-79060

Ceylon & Sri Lanka Banknotes

Sri Lanka 20 Rupee 1979

Date: 26-Mar-79
Country: Sri Lanka

Banknote - Sri Lanka 20 Rupee 1979 in collection of Banknotes part of Catagory: General Banknotes.

BN-LK-79070

 
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