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Ceylon, Specimen 5-Rupees, c.1952

Item Reference: EM39644

Ceylon, Specimen 5-Rupees, c.1952

Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Central Bank of Ceylon, Specimen/Essay 5-Rupees banknote, undated (circa 1952), serial no.GII 000000, block number “71” on the back in black, brown (issued note was purple), Queen Elizabeth II at right, red “SPECIMEN” overprint on both sides and one punch-hole cancellation, printed by “Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ltd, New Malden, Surrey, England” (see Pick 51 for the issued note).

Uncirculated and very rare.