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Sri Lanka 5 Rupees 1982

Item Code: LK-91

Front: XIIth century Buddhist vatadage (covered stupa temple) in Polonnaruwa. Back: Detail of a sculpted guardstone (Muragala) with serpent king Naga Raja carrying symbols of abundance at Rathna Prasada (Jewel Palace) in Anuradhapura. Naga Raja is a guardian of wealth and harbinger of prosperity. Watermark: Chinthe ("Chinze") lion. Security features: Watermark. Running black horizontal duplicate serial numbers on the obverse of the banknote that somehow fluoresce yellow under ultraviolet light. Also chinthe lion holding a sword, denomination and other parts of the banknote design fluoresce exposed to the UV light. Predominant colour: Red. Artist: Unknown. Engraver: No info. Signatures: Ronnie de Mel (Minister of Finance, 23 July 1977 - 18 January 1988); Warnasena Rasaputra (Governor, CBC, 15 February 1979 - 18 November 1988. Appointed by J. R. Jayewardene). Security thread: Solid, 0.5 mm thin, embedded. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Central Bank of Ceylon. Date of Issue: 1 January 1982. Total issue: N/a. Withdrawn from circulation: 1987. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ld., New Malden, Surrey, England.

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Dimensions: 117 x 63 mm

Texts: Central Bank of Ceylon. Five Rupees.

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