Listed below IMHO are the core reference books on Coins that
circulated Lanka from ancient, medieval, Colonial (Portuguese, Dutch, British)
periods to Modern Post Independence coins.
See also longer reference lists on auctions, books and articles in various publications.
I hope you find this bibliography useful.
Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilisation Re-visited.
Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah M. Wickramasinhe. 1999, SriLanka.
Ceylon Coins and Currency
Humphrey William Codrington, 1924 Colombo:Museum, Sri Lanka
Price catalogue of Ancient Coins of Ceylon
T. M. DeSilva Abeywardene, 1952 Colombo.
Medieval Gold Coins of Sri Lanka ( 700 - 1100 A. D.)
O. M. R. Sirisena 2002 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Collection of Henry Thomas Grogan
J. Schulman, Auction catalog. 1914, Amsterdam. Indo-Portuguese Numismatics
The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman.
The Dick Ford collection
Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction Catalogue #19. 1995 February 23. Singapore Auction
The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations - Part 2 - Asian Territories
F. Pridmore, 1960 London:Spink & Son Ltd.
Sri Lanka Currency of Recent Times 1938-1985
T. M. U. Sallay, 1986 Colombo:Central Bank of Sri Lanka,
Lakdiva Coin Collection website
Kavan U. Ratnatunga 2002 Online since 1998 at http://coins.lakdiva.org/
See also the longer reference lists on
auctions, books and
articles in various publications is compiled from
online catalogs like that of ANS, ANA and HarryBass Foundation.
On those pages the Best references for coins of Lanka given above, are highlighted in Red and include more comments and other details.
All of the above careful compilations from Primary References sources are however subject to occasional typographical and interpretation errors.
If you find any good references on Lankan coins or can post me copies or comment on what I have listed as "Not looked at yet" on those pages please send me E-mail.