Burma became a crown colony in it is own right and not part of British India in 1937. Initially they had no means to produce currency hence the overprints on existing Indian notes and later “Peacock notes”. The one rupee notes of King George VI were note issued until 1945. The first of these were issued for the military administration set up to control Burma and were used only by military personnel. By 1947 notes for the civilian population were available issued under the Burma currency board.