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Ceylon - Sri Lanka 10 Rupees 1975 (1973-1977)

Item Code: LK-74Ab

Front: Statue of Parakramabahu I in Polonnaruwa. Back: Detail of the left side sculpted guardstone (Muragala) with serpent king Naga Raja carrying symbols of abundance at the beginning of the steps at Polonnaruwa's Vatadage. Naga Raja is a guardian of wealth and harbinger of prosperity. Watermark: Chinthe ("Chinze") lion. Security features: Watermark. Running serial numbers that somehow fluoresce yellow under ultraviolet light. Predominant colour: Green. Artist: BWC. Engraver: No info. Signatures: Felix R. Dias Bandaranaike (Minister of Finance, 3 September 1975 - 18 May 1977); Herbert E. Tennekoon (Governor, CBC, 1 July 1971 - 22 January 1979. Appointed by Sirimavo Bandaranaike). Security thread: Solid, 0.5 mm thin, embedded. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Central Bank of Ceylon. Date of Issue: 6 October 1975. Total issue: N/a. Withdrawn from circulation: 1979. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ld., New Malden, Surrey, England.
 

 
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Dimensions: 140 x 69 mm
 

Texts: Central Bank of Ceylon. Ten Rupees.

 
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