I can only answer any question regarding Paper Money, coins and Tokens that circulated in Ceylon/Sri Lanka of any era which extends back to 300 BCE. I maintain website notes.lakdiva.org and coins.lakdiva.org which may help you identify your banknote or coin. If Country is any other or unknown, coin should have been found in Sri Lanka. Please Do not ask questions about any coins or currency of other countries including USA. Thank You.
I maintain since 1998 the largest website on Ceylon/Sri Lankan coins and Tokens with over 900 pages.
Former President Sri Lanka Numismatic Society founded in 1976
Sunday Times NewsPaper of Sri Lanka. See lakdiva.org/suntimes
BSc MS PhD in Physics/Astronomy Diploma in Museology
Contributor on Ceylon/Sri Lanka for Krause Standard Catalogs of World Coins and Paper Money.
Lanka has a written history of over 2500 years and coins have been used over nearly the full period. However being a small nation the total number of coins issued is small enough to study all of them, and create a significant collection. There is also a lot of diversity in the types of Lankan coins.
I started my website coins.lakdiva.org in 1998 to display the ancient history of Lanka on the Internet through Numismatics. I hope to expand my website to show as far as possible a complete collection of Coins, Tokens and Paper Money of Ceylon/Sri Lanka,
Lanka had a set indigenous coins which are dated back to the 2nd Century BC that all have the "Railed Svastika" on the obverse, as the Royal Insignia for the nation. These coins are not found in India, and the same insignia is seen at the end of ancient Lankan stone inscriptions to represent Royal Authority.
I have found in some ancient hoards of both silver and copper, coins which don't have even a trace of punch marks or design on them. These coins appear to be older than the Punch Mark coins which were used in the 3rd century BCE, and may represent the oldest form of coinage in South Asia, and as old as the most ancient Chinese, Greek and Roman coins.
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There was only a commemorative issue of the Rs 2 in 2012 http://coins.lakdiva.org/commemorative/2012_scout100_2r.html and in 2013 coin was minted in Stainless Steel, not nickel plated like from 2005
I agree that Irfan down chatham Street has crazy prices. That is well known. He seems to find ignorant Foreigners with limited time to sell to. The others are OK but they are not cheap since supply is
From an image on the web one can never be sure a currency not is genuine since you can't see security feature like watermarks etc. You need to trust in the Guarantees the eBay gives you on purchases
As with all notes value Depends on the condition of the Note. SCWPM says US$175 VG and US$700 for VF and does not list price for Unc. Maybe higher in Sri Lanka, but 1945 is the more common date.
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