Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Banknotes


I'm a banknotes collector and I'd like to purchase Sri Lankan and Ceylon banknotes. I'll be in Colombo for a few days next week. Can you recommend a shop where to purchase banknotes?
Thank you very much.
Best regards

Many of the Antique Shops down Chatham Street in Colombo Fort will have notes for Sale.
There is another shop at Sausiri Shopping Complex, Highlevel Road, Nugegoda but that is open only on Fri-Sat-Sun. Then there are some dealers who operate without a shop front.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has a coin and currency museum on Chatham Street near
LightHouse clock Tower,and they also sell modern currency notes.

If you let me know what you are looking for I maybe able to help more.

Give me a call at 0717072020 if you need to speak to me for more details.

Best regards

Dr Kavan

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Dr Kavan Ratnatunga


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 and 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

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Contributor on Ceylon/Sri Lanka for Krause Standard Catalogs of World Coins and Paper Money.

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