2008 - Sri Lanka - 1000 Rupee
Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
50th Anniversary - Frosted Proof

Two commemorative coins were issued on 2008 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Employees Provident Fund. A one thousand rupee Nickel plated Steel Frosted Proof coin was distributed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 2008 September 11th at the golden jubilee celebrations but Not Issued to public (NIP). A Brilliant Uncirculated NCLT of the coin and a two rupee Nickel plated Steel coin was issued into circulation in 2011 November.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationRupees 1000/-
AlloyNickel Plated Steel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight7.0 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeMilled
Die-Axis
Frosted Proof100
Brilliant Unc1,200
MintRoyal,Wales
2008_Rs1000_obverse 2008_Rs1000_reverse
KM# 179

Obverse : The security and protection offered by the EPF for all its members, symbolized by two upholding palms, below images of an office employee, a tea plucker and a garment factory employee. They depict three industrial sectors in the economy viz Agriculture, Industry and Services. Numeral 50 just above to right, symbolizing the Golden Jubilee of the EPF. Around between two circles, the legend EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND in Sinhala above and in Tamil and English to left and right. with 1958-2008 below. A petal design appear around the periphery.

Reverse : At the center, the legal tender value of the coin 1000 in large numerals, with the currency RUPEES in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages below. An elongated floral design above. The year of issue 2008 at the bottom center, the name SRI LANKA in Sinhala appears on Top and in Tamil and English appear on the left and right along periphery outside a plain circle. Four 8-petal symbols separate the words. A design appear around the periphery.

The Frosted Proof coin enclosed in a circular transparent plastic capsule in unknown Certificate of Authenticity and packaging. Two years later it has not even been displayed at the CBSL currency Museum.

The Sri Lanka Numismatic Society appealed to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to rectify this omission and make a sufficient number of the frosted proof coins available to interested collectors. They got no reply.

Coins minted at Royal Mint Llantrsant, United Kingdom.
The artwork was done by Central Bank artist Mr Kelum Gunasekera.

The coin image from the CBSL website had been photographed at 167 dpi has been digitally enhanced, and displayed at 300 dpi.