Issued in May 1939, demonetised on 1st May 1945. peacock notes – Caricature of Peacock on reverse on either side below. No logo of RBI. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA with GUARANTEED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF INDIA below it. Promise text above portrait within top panel, PAYABLE ‘AT ANY OFFICE OF ISSUE IN BURMA’. 10,000 in top corners and 10000 in Burmese in lower corners. Portrait of King George VI in centre with watermark windows on either side. TEN THOUSAND RUPEES in Lower Denomination Panel. Two serial numbers in lower panel. Rs. 10,000 in a vertical strip on either side of watermark window. Signed by GOVERNOR FOR THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA. Burmese mythical lion dragon – Chinthe on either side of the portrait.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA above vignette of waterfall as flowing river. TEN THOUSAND RUPEES in lower panel. Denomination in Burmese below vignette. Rs. / 10000 in lower left and Rs. / 10000 in Burmese in lower right. Peacock on either side in lower panel.
Obverse: RESERVE BANK OF INDIA and Rs. 10000 within concentric circles and TEN THOUSAND RUPEES in diamond interlinking each other including edges in three colours. Radiating RESERVE BANK OF INDIA and RUPEES TEN THOUSAND alternatively from the profile portrait. Reverse: Intertwined looped pattern with RESERVE BANK OF INDIA, TEN THOUSAND RUPEES enclosing 10000 in three colours including on edges. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA in left watermark window and overlapping semi circles with RESERVE BANK OF INDIA and Rs. 10000 in right watermark window.
Profile portrait of King George VI in left window. Rs/10000/Rs in three lines in right window. Vertical ten links on left connected to ten links horizontally on top, vertical ten links on right connected to two links horizontally on top right and lower left. RESERVE / BANK OF INDIA in two lines in centre with three links below it.
- In the Promise Text - the words: “ON DEMAND“ are used before the denomination.
- Image courtesy - The visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
|5.8.1||J.B. Taylor||A||Burmese legend on reverse reads ngwe dinga t’thoung (silver coins ten thousand).|