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Sri Lanka 50 Rupees 1979

Item Code: LK-87

Front: Flora & fauna of Sri Lanka: Endemic Nymphalid butterfly, the Ceylon Forester (Lethe dynsate); The red-faced malkoha
(Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus), quiet species of a Cuckoo, endemic to Shri Lanka; Makulu gaha tree (Hydnocarpus venenata) with
Sun rising from ocean in the background. Back: Flora & fauna of Sri Lanka: The Brown-patched kangaroo lizard, Sri Lankan kangaroo
lizard or Wiegmann's agama (Otocryptis wiegmanni); The Sri Lanka spurfowl or Haban kukula (Galloperdix bicalcarata); Mrs. Maccarthy's
Dendrobium (English wife of Colonial Ceylon Governor) (Dendrobium maccarthiae); Diya Na, plant that is highly valuable as a medicinal
plant and endemic within Sri Lanka (Mesua thwaitesii) with Moon, stars and mountains in the background. Watermark: Gold lion passant,
holding a sword. Security features: Watermark. Running serial numbers
on the obverse. Embedded 0.5 mm thick metallic security strip.
Predominant colour: Light blue. Artist: Unknown. Signatures: Ronnie de Mel (Minister of Finance, 1977-88); Warnasena Rasaputram
(Governor of the Central Bank, 15 Feb. 1979 to 18 November 1988). Issuer: Central Bank of Ceylon. Date of Issue: 26 March 1979.
Date of withdrawal: 1982. Legal tender: No. Total emission: Unknown. Material: Cotton
paper. Printing method: Intaglio.
Printer: Unknown.
 

 
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Dimensions: 146 x 73 mm
 

Texts: Central Bank of Ceylon. Fifty Rupees. Fauna and flora of Ceylon.

 
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