World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (previously Ceylon) was under British rule from 1815 until the country won its independence in 1948. The Government of Ceylon first issued rupee denominated paper money in 1895. In 1951, the Central Bank of Ceylon assumed responsibility for the issuance of paper money, followed in 1977 by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Since 1950 there have been 11 series of banknotes. Modern notes are colorful and richly detailed, featuring a range of cultural themes.

1995-2006 Issues

Sri Lanka Paper Money 20 Rupees 2005
Sri Lanka Paper Money 20 Rupees 2005

  • Denomination: 20 Rupees
  • Issue Date: 2005
  • Reference: 116d
  • Authority: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Srí Lanká Maha Bänkuva)
  • Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company
  • Front: Mask
  • Back: Boys Fishing
  • Watermark: Chinthe and Sword
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $1.25



2009 Peace and Prosperity in Sri Lanka Issue

Sri Lanka Paper Money 1000 Rupees 2009
Sri Lanka Paper Money 1000 Rupees 2009

  • Denomination: 1000 Rupees
  • Issue Date: 2009
  • Reference: 122a
  • Authority: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Srí Lanká Maha Bänkuva)
  • Front: President Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Back: Soldiers Raising Flag
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $16.99

2010-2017 Issues

Sri Lanka Paper Money 50 Rupees 2016
Sri Lanka Paper Money 50 Rupees 2016

  • Denomination: 1000 Rupees
  • Issue Date: 2009
  • Reference: 124d
  • Authority: Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Srí Lanká Maha Bänkuva)
  • Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company
  • Front: New Bridge in Manampitiya with Older Bridges and a Train- Sri Lankan Dull Blue Flycatcher (Eumyias sordida) - Blue Oakleaf (Kallima philarchus).
  • Back: Vadiga Patuna Dancer - Yakbera Drummer Guard-Stone of the Punkalasa (Pot of Plenty) - Liya Vela (Stylized Floral Motif)
  • Grade: UNC - Seller Graded
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $0.99