A frosted Proof commemorative one rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 2000 December 9th to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka Navy in the centre with the
years 1950-2000 depicted below. The words
SRI LANKA NAVY in Sinhala, Tamil and English appear at
the top, left and right sides along the periphery.
Reverse : To the left an artist's impression of a ship of the Sri Lanka Navy. The value ONE RUPEE in Sinhala, Tamil and English to the right in 3 lines. SRI LANKA in Sinhala, Tamil, and English at the top, left, and right sides along the periphery. The year of issue 2000 is at the bottom centre.
The Proof coin enclosed in a circular hard plastic coin holder is embedded in black velvet inside a Dark Blue covered 6.6cm square rexine coverred hinged metal box. The Emblem of the Sri Lanka Navy printed in Silver on top with the words "SRI LANKA NAVY 50TH ANNIVERSARY 9 DECEMBER 2000" in 3 lines and the CBSL Emblem in Dark Blue on the white satin of the inside cover. A machine numbered beige card Certificate of Authenticity contains the specifications and description in Sinhala, Tamil and English is tucked into white satin band across lower-left corner of inside cover. The issue price in Sri Lanka Rs 500/- (US $6.25).
Also issued as Brillent Uncircukated nickel plated steel coin minted to the existing standard Rs. 1/- in circulation. This Proof coin is Cupro-Nickel and not be atracted by magnets and of different metal than the BU issue.
I thank Shehan Patterson of HSBC for obtaining these commemorative coins for me from CBSL. The coin is scanned at 600 dpi displayed at 250 dpi. website.