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50 Cents 1942, British Ceylon

in Krause book Number: 45a
Years of issue: 14.07.1942
Edition: 15 921 000
Signatures: Commissioners of currency: H. J. Huxham & C. H. Collins
Serie: 1942 Second issue
Specimen of: 01.02.1942
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 108 х 57
Printer: Issue Department of the Bank of India

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50 Cents 1942




50 Cents 1942

HM The King George VI.

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George, 14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

Photo by Dorothy Wilding, HM The King George VI after the Coronation Day, 1937

This engraving is done from the portrait by photographer Dorothy Wilding, made ​​in 1937, after the Coronation Day of His Majesty. The original portrait is now in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The value ශත පණහ in Sinhala on left and Text in Tamil on right.

Denominations in numerals are in top corners, in words centered.


50 Cents 1942

White background. Serial number.


The notes were demonetized with all notes dated before 1950 December 31st on 1955 August 26th and ceased to be legal tender with effect 1956 August 31st.