Leogryph Statue portraits on Sri-Lankan Currency

28 Jul 2022  Thu

Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Colombo is its largest city and financial capital. It is a pear-shaped island nation. It has 103 rivers. The culture of Sri Lanka is influenced primarily by Buddhism and Hinduism.

Add a mythical lion note to your banknote collection. The front of the 10 Rupees banknote depicts a statue of leogryph. It is a mythical animal, half-dragon, and chinthe. It is also featured on the Burmese Kyat banknotes.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued banknotes in 12 different denominations, including this 10 Sri Lankan rupees banknote (Chinthe). They are part of the withdrawn Sri Lankan Rupees banknotes series. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka started issuing these 10 Sri Lankan Rupee banknotes in 1991. They were withdrawn from circulation in 2010.

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