Front : Blue and Multi color. The portrait of King George VI at center, the words TEN CENTS on both sides. The value 10c in figures at angle on the top two corners on either side of THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON in 2 lines. Just below the words in 3 lines continued on both side of portrait THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR PAYMENT OF AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING FIVE RUPEES. Date on left in 2 lines, and 2 signatures of the COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY on right. The value ශත දහය in Sinhala on left, and பத்து சதம் in Thamil on right.
Reverse : Blank except for Serial Number