2001 - Sri Lanka - 2 Rupee
Colombo Plan
50th Anniversary

A commemorative two rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka for circulation in July 2001 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationRupees Two
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight8.25 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
Die-Axis
Issue10,000,000
MintRoyal,Wales
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KM# 167

Obverse : COLOMBO PLAN at the apex, right and left along periphery in Sinhala, Tamil and English with the official logo of the Colombo Plan at the center, and the period `1951-2001' below it. The Colombo Plan theme PLANNING PROSPERITY TOGETHER' in two lines of English appear at the top and bottom of this logo within a plain circle. A bead circle along the outer rim of coin.
Reverse : Large numeral 2 appears with the value TWO RUPEES in Sinhala, Tamil and English superimposed on the figure. SRI LANKA in Sinhala appear at the apex of the coin and in Tamil and English on left and right side. The year of issue 2001 is at the bottom.

The cupro nickel coin has been minted to the existing standard Rs. 2/- in circulation and has identical reverse side.

I thank Shehan Patterson of HSBC for obtaining this coin for me from the Central Bank and sending me the nice 600dpi scan which I compressed to 300dpi and have displayed at 200dpi in reverse video to highlight the detail on this reflective brilliant uncirculated coin.