2008 - Sri Lanka - 2 Rupees
Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
50th Anniversary

Two commemorative coins were issued on 2008 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Employees Provident Fund. This two rupee Nickel plated Steel Brilliant coin was issued on 2008 November xx into circulation. A thousand rupee Nickel plated Steel coin was issued on 2008 November 14th.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationRupees 2/-
AlloyNickel Plated Steel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight7.0 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeMilled
Die-Axis
Proof2,000,000
MintRoyal,Wales
2008_Rs2_obverse 2008_Rs2_reverse
KM# 178

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 2 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 Nickel plated steel coin has been minted to the existing standard Rs. 2/- in circulation.

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

The coin scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi