Never handle Proof Coins

Please Remember that Proof coins which are Minted individually without touching by Human hand should not be taken out of the Plastic case in which they are issued.
A finger print on a Proof coin will destroy the numismatic premium on the coin.

Illustrated below is What NOT TO DO.
Fingerprints are clearly visible on the coin on left and would be almost impossible to remove without damage to Proof quality of coin.

   Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued three commemorative coins in the denominations of Rs, 2000, Rs, 1500 and Rs. 5 to mark the Sambuddha Jayanthi. The Rs. 2000 coin has been minted in frosted proof conditions. Pic. by Manoj Ratnayake