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A brief history of Ceylon: British Ceylon was a British crowned colony between 1815 and 1948. On 4 February 1948, British Ceylon was granted independence and became a Dominion in the Commonwealth of Nations known as Ceylon. In 1972 Ceylon became a Republic of the Commonwealth and its name was changed to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is an island in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of India and is known for producing tea, coffee and gemstones.
Prior to British colonisation, Ceylon's 2 main currencies were the Dutch currencies Stuiver (1660-1796) and Ceylonese rixdollar (1796-1825). In 1825 the British Pound became Ceylon's official currency. On 26 September 1836, the Indian rupee was made Ceylon's standard coin, however, the British pound continued to be circulated with the rupee until 18 June 1869 when the Indian Rupee was formally established as the unlimited legal tender. The Indian Rupee was decimalized on 23 August 1871 and the Rupee (now known as the Sri Lankan Rupee) became Ceylon's money of account and sole legal tender effective 1 January 1872
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Ceylon  1 Rupee  ID: 1941-1949
TNID: 01/03/1949 
P-0034  Ceylon, 1 Rupee, P-0034Ceylon, 1 Rupee, P-0034 Show Full Details
Ceylon 1 Rupee
Ceylon  10 Cent  ID: 1942-1949
TNID: 14/07/1942 
P-0043a v2  Ceylon, 10 Cent, P-0043a v2Ceylon, 10 Cent, P-0043a v2 Show Full Details
Ceylon 10 Cent
Ceylon  25 Cent  ID: 1942-1949
TNID: 01/12/1949 
P-0044b v4  Ceylon, 25 Cent, P-0044b v4Ceylon, 25 Cent, P-0044b v4 Show Full Details
Ceylon 25 Cent
Ceylon  50 Cent  ID: 1942-1949
TNID: 01/02/1942 
P-0045a v1  Ceylon, 50 Cent, P-0045a v1Ceylon, 50 Cent, P-0045a v1 Show Full Details
Ceylon 50 Cent
Ceylon  2 Rupee  ID: 1952-1954
TNID: 16/10/1954 
P-0050 v2  Ceylon, 2 Rupee, P-0050 v2Ceylon, 2 Rupee, P-0050 v2 Show Full Details
Ceylon 2 Rupee
Ceylon  10 Rupee  ID: 1953-1954
TNID: 16/10/1954 
P-0055 v2  Ceylon, 10 Rupee, P-0055 v2Ceylon, 10 Rupee, P-0055 v2 Show Full Details
Ceylon 10 Rupee
Ceylon  1 Rupee  ID: 1956-1963
TNID: 11/09/1959 
P-0056b v4  Ceylon, 1 Rupee, P-0056b v4Ceylon, 1 Rupee, P-0056b v4 Show Full Details
Ceylon 1 Rupee
Ceylon  5 Rupee  ID: 1969-1977
TNID: 27/08/1974 
P-0073b v5  Ceylon, 5 Rupee, P-0073b v5Ceylon, 5 Rupee, P-0073b v5 Show Full Details
Ceylon 5 Rupee
Ceylon  10 Rupee  ID: 1969-1977
TNID: 06/10/1975 
P-0074c  Ceylon, 10 Rupee, P-0074cCeylon, 10 Rupee, P-0074c Show Full Details
Ceylon 10 Rupee
Ceylon  10 Rupee  ID: 1969-1977
TNID: 26/08/1977 
P-0074d  Ceylon, 10 Rupee, P-0074dCeylon, 10 Rupee, P-0074d Show Full Details
Ceylon 10 Rupee

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