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Banknotes from Ceylon

Ceylon refers to the island of (Sri) Lanka, and the colonial status of the island under (primarily) the Dutch and British. It was inhabited by various local kingdoms that issued their own coinage, such as the Kingdom of Kandy, until Portuguese colonial presence was established in the 16th century. The Dutch East Indies Company took over the whole island in the 17th century, but during the Napoleonic Wars, the British occupied the island in 1802, and the colony was officially seceded to the British in 1815. Coins were issued vis-à-vis the old Dutch Rixdollar until 1828; the Ceylon Rupee's coins were introduced in 1870. After WWII, when the British Indian Raj became independent in 1947, Ceylon was elevated to dominion status in 1948 too; it's independence in this form lasted until 1972, when it became a republic (Sri Lanka) within the Commonwealth.
Wikidata: Q854

See also: Sri Lanka, Lanka - Medieval

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Rupee (1871-1972)

100 Cents = 1 Rupee

5 Cents
1942

Standard banknote
57 × ? mm
P# 42
10 Cents
1942-1943

Standard banknote
95 × 43 mm
P# 43
50 Cents
1942-1949

Standard banknote
P# 45
Available for swap 1 Rupee
1941-1949

Standard banknote
P# 34
1 Rupee
1952-1954

Standard banknote
P# 49
Available for swap 1 Rupee
1956-1963

Standard banknote
108 × 60 mm
P# 56
2 Rupees
1941-1949

Standard banknote
128 × 76 mm
P# 35
2 Rupees
1956-1962

Standard banknote
121 × 67 mm
P# 57
2 Rupees
1965-1968

Standard banknote
114 × 58 mm
P# 67
Available for swap 2 Rupees
1969-1972

Standard banknote
57 × 113 mm
P# 72
5 rupees
1941-1949

Standard banknote
P# 36
10 Rupees
1951

Standard banknote
P# 48
Available for swap 10 Rupees
1969-1971

Standard banknote
139 × 69 mm
P# 74
50 Rupees
1970

78 × 150 mm
P# 77
100 Rupees
1970

Standard banknote
P# 78

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