Ceylon rupee
A five rupee note from Ceylon, dated 1929. Printed by Thomas De La Rue, London, for the Government of Ceylon, it features the engraved signatures of the Commissioners of Currency Francis Graeme Tyrrell (later acting Governor of British Ceylon) and W. W. Woods, Auditor General.

Rupee banknotes were introduced by the Government of Ceylon in 1885. Initially limited to a face value of five rupees, by 1930 banknotes had been issued in denominations ranging from one to one thousand rupees.Banknote: Government of Ceylon (image courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History)

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