Circulated Commemorative Coins from Sri Lanka

The few Commemorative coins listed below were minted in larger quantity and released for general circulation at face value. Some of them are more difficult to find in Mint Uncrculated state than the other commemorative issues which were Non Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins and since 1991 have been sold at a premium by the Central Bank. See some comments.

See also images and brief details of all circulated Commemoratives on a single exhibit page.

See also Commemorative Currency Notes


1957 Buddha Jayanthi - 2500th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin - Rs 1 coin

1968 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - Grow More Food - Rs 2 coin

1976 Fifth Non-Aligned Summit Conference - Rs 5 coin - Rs 2 coin

1978 First Executive President J. R. Jayewardene - Rs 1 coin

1981 Universal Adult Franchise - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin

1981 Mahaweli Development Scheme inauguration - Rs 2 coin

1987 International Year of Shelter for the Homeless - Rs 10 coin

1992 Second Executive President R. Premadasa - Rs 1 coin

1995 United Nations - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin

1995 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin

1996 United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin

1998 Sri Lanka Independence - 50th Anniversary - Rs 10 coin and Rs 200 note

1999 Cricket World Cup - 1996 World Cricket Champions - Rs 5 coin

2001 Colombo Plan - 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin

2003 Syamopasampada - 250th Anniversary - Rs 5 - Sangharaja coin - Rs 5 - Nahimi coin

2006 Buddha Jayanthi 2550 B.E. - Rs 5 coin

2007 Cricket World Cup - Runners-Up - Rs 5 coin

2008 Employees Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin

2011 Sri Lanka Air Force - 60th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin

2011 - Sambuddhatva Jayanti 2600 - Rs 10 coin

2012 - Sri Lanka Scout Centenary - Rs 2 coin

2014 - Bank of Ceylon 75th Anniversary - Rs 5 coin

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