I have a better understanding of the values of circulated notes. The $9999.99 purchase price for a 2/8 (uncirculated? I was too shocked to look very closely and haven't recovered fully from the shock) over in ebay is amazing.
I have no idea how I happened upon that ad, but I got curious and started reading up on the paper rupees from that year. Thank you so much for helping me out!
That reminds me of a Don Rickles' joke. To an unsuspecting audience member, he said, "Let me help you out...
Which way did you come in?"