Sri Lanka - Commemoratives

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This collection was Exhibited at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) Coin Show on 2002 May 5th and 6th in Greater Pittsburgh.

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1957 - Sri Lanka - 1 & 5 Rupee
Buddha Jayanthi 2500th Anniversary

Two commemorative coins were issued in April 1957 for the 2500th anniversary of the passing away of Buddha and the Birth of the Nation. An one rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued for circulation together with a five rupee crown-sized silver coin.

DenominationRupees one
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter28.50 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight11.31 gms
Issue2,000,000
Proof1,800
1957_Rs1_obverse 1957_Rs1_reverse
KM# 125

DenominationRupees Five
AlloySilver(.925)
Diameter38.74 mm
Thickness2.6 mm
Weight28.22 gms
Issue500,000
Proof1,800
1957_Rs5__obverse 1957_Rs5__reverse
KM# 126


 

 

 

1968 - Sri Lanka - 2 Rupee
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization

A commemorative rwo rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued into circulation for the Second World Food Congress, held in 1968, when the first draft of the Indicative World Plan for Agricultural Development was presented under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
DenominationRupees Two
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter31.5 mm
Weight12.35 gms
Thickness2.2 mm
Issue500,000
ProofNil
1968_Rs2_obverse 1968_Rs2_reverse
KM# 134


1976 - Sri Lanka - 2 & 5 Rupee
Non-Aligned Nations Conference

Two commemorative coins were issued in August 1976 for the Fifth Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Nations held in Colombo. A two rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued together with a five rupee nickel coin into circulation.
DenominationRupees Two
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter30.0 mm
Thickness2.4 mm
Weight13.50 gms
Issue2,000,000
Proof 500
1976_2_obverse 1976_2_reverse
KM# 142

DenominationRupees Five
AlloyPure nickel
Diameter32.84 mm
Thickness2.4 mm
Weight13.60 gms
Issue1,000,000
Proof 500
1976_Rs5_obverse 1976_Rs5_reverse
KM# 143


1978 - Sri Lanka - 1 Rupee
First Executive President

A commemorative coin was issued on 4th February 1978 on the installation of J. R. Jayewardene as the First Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

DenominationRupees one
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
Issue1,997,400
Special Die2,600
1978_Rs1_obverse 1978_Rs1_reverse
KM# 144


1981 - Sri Lanka - 2 Rupee
Universal Adult Franchise - 50th Anniversary

A commemorative two rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued on 7th July 1981 to mark fifty years of Universal Adult Franchise (1931-1981).

DenominationRupees Five
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter29.0/30.3 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight9.60 gms
Issue2,000,000
ProofNil
1981_Rs5_obverse 1981_Rs5_reverse
KM# 146


 

 

 

1981 - Sri Lanka - 2 Rupee
Mahaweli Development Scheme

A commemorative two rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued on 24th July 1981 for the inauguration of the Mahaweli Development Scheme.

DenominationRupees Two
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight8.25 gms
Issue45,000,000
ProofNil
1981_Rs2__obverse 1981_Rs2__reverse
KM# 145


1987 - Sri Lanka - 10 Rupee
International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.

A commemorative ten rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued in April 1987 for the "International Year of Shelter for the Homeless" (I.Y.S.H.) by the United Nations.

DenominationRupees 10/-
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter25.0/30.0 mm
Thickness2.5 mm
Weight11.70 gms
Issue2,000,000
Proof200
1987_Rs10_obverse 1981_Rs10_reverse
KM# 149


 

 

 

 

1990 - Sri Lanka - 500 Rupee
Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 40th Anniversary

A commemorative five hundred rupee crown-sized silver coin was issued in August 1990 for the 40th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
DenominationRupees 500/-
AlloySilver (925. Ag)
Diameter38.6 mm
Thickness2.9 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Proof-like10,000
Proof 2200
1990_Rs500_obverse 1990_Rs500_reverse
KM# 150


1991 - Sri Lanka - 100 & 500 Rupee
South Asian Federation Games V

Two commemorative coins were issued in December 1991 for the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games V was held in Colombo. An one hundred rupee silver proof coin was issued together with a five hundred rupee gold proof coin.

DenominationRupees 100/-
AlloySilver (.925Ag)
Diameter22.2/29.4 mm
Thickness2.6 mm
Weight10.2 gms
Proof20,000
1991_Rs100_obverse 1991_Rs100_reverse
KM# 152

DenominationRupees 500/-
AlloyGold (500.0 Au)
Diameter14.0 mm
Thickness0.95 mm
Weight1.6 gms
Proof8,000
1991_Rs500_obverse 1991_Rs500_reverse
KM# 153


Sri Lanka - 1992 - 1 Rupee
Second Executive President

A commemorative one rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued for circulation in January 1992 on the the 3rd Anniversary of the induction of the Ranasinghe Premadasa as the second Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

DenominationRupees one
Alloycupro-nickel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness1.9 mm
Weight7.128 gms
Issue25,000,000
Proof Cu-Ni 2,500
Proof Silver 925Ag2,000
Proof Gold100
1992_Rs1_obverse 1992_Rs1_reverse
KM# 151


1993 - Sri Lanka - 500 Rupee
Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya - 2300th Anniversary

A commemorative five hundred rupee crown-sized silver proof coin was issued in June 1993 for the 2300th Anniversary of the arrival of Buddha's teachings in Sri Lanka, via Arahat Mahinda, the son of the great King Asoka of Maghada in Jambudwipa (India).

DenominationRupees 500/-
AlloySilver (925. Ag)
Diameter38.6 mm
Thickness3.2 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Proof30,000
1993_Rs500_obverse 1993_Rs500_reverse
KM# 154


Sri Lanka : United Nations - 50th Anniversary
1995 - U. N. O. - 5 Rupee

A commemorative five rupee nickel-brass coin was issued for circulation in 1995 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Organisation.
DenominationRupees Five
AlloyNickel-Brass
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight9.5 gms
Issue50,000,000
Proof5,000
1995_Rs5_obverse 1995_Rs5_reverse
KM# 156

1995 - F.A.O. - 2 Rupee

A commemorative two rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued for circulation in July 1995 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
DenominationRupees Two
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight8.25 gms
Issue40,000,000
1995_Rs2_obverse 1995_Rs2_reverse
KM# 155

1996 - UNICEF - 1 Rupee

A commemorative one rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued in 1997 July for circulation, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF).
DenominationRupees one
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness1.9 mm
Weight7.13 gms
Issue5,000,000
1996_Rs1_obverse 1996_UNICEF_Rs1_reverse
KM# 157

1998 - Sri Lanka - 10, 1000 & 5000 Rupee
Independence - 50th Anniversary

Three commemorative coins and a plastic note were issued on 1998, February, 4th to mark the 50th Anniversary of Sri Lanka regaining Independence. A five thousand rupee gold sovereign proof coin was issued together with a one thousand rupee crown-sized silver proof coin, and a ten rupee bi-metal coin that circulated.

DenominationRupees Ten
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Nickel-Brass
Diameter27.0/18.0 mm
Thickness2.2 mm
Weight 9.0 gms
Issue50,000,000
1998_Rs10__obverse 1998_Rs10__reverse
KM# 158

DenominationRupees 1,000/-
AlloySilver (925. Ag)
Diameter38.61 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Proof25,000
1998_Rs1000__obverse 1998_Rs1000__reverse
KM# 159

DenominationRupees 5,000/-
AlloyGold (916.6 Au)
Diameter22.05 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight7.98 gms
Proof5000
1998_Rs5000__obverse 1998_Rs5000__reverse
KM# 160


 

 

 

 

1999 - Sri Lanka - 1 Rupee
Sri Lanka Army - 50th Anniversary

A commemorative one rupee nickel plated steel coin was issued on 1999 October 18th to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army.
DenominationRupees one
AlloyNickel plated steel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
Issue BU127,000
Proof8,000
1999_Rs1_obverse 1999_Rs1_reverse
KM# 162


1999 - Sri Lanka - 5 & 1000 Rupee
Cricket World Cup - 1996 Champions

Two commemorative coins were issued on 1999 May 4th to mark the Sri Lanka Victory of the previous Cricket World Cup in 1996. An one thousand rupee crown-sized silver proof coin was issued together with a five rupee nickel-brass coin that circulated.
DenominationRupees Five
AlloyNickel-Brass
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight9.5 gms
Issue50,000,000
1999_Rs5_obverse 1999_Rs5_reverse
KM# 161

DenominationRupees 1000/-
AlloySilver (925. Ag)
Diameter38.61 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Proof25,000
1999_Rs1000_obverse 1999_Rs1000_reverse
KM# 163


2000 - Sri Lanka - 1000 Rupee
Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 50th Anniversary

A commemorative one thousand rupee crown-sized silver proof coin was issued on 2000 August 27th for the 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

DenominationRupees 1000/-
AlloySilver (925. Ag)
Diameter38.6 mm
Thickness3.0 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Proof10,000
2000_Rs1000_obverse 2000_Rs1000_reverse
KM# 165


2000 - Sri Lanka - 1 Rupee
Sri Lanka Navy - 50th Anniversary

A commemorative one rupee nickel-plated steel coin was issued on 2000 December 9th to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy.

DenominationRupees one
AlloyNickel-plated steel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
Issue BU20,000
Proof Cu-Ni2,000
MintMonnaie de Paris
2000_Rs1_obverse 2000_Rs1_reverse
KM# 164


 

 

 

 

2001 - Sri Lanka - 1 Rupee
Sri Lanka Air Force - 50th Anniversary

A commemorative one rupee cupro-nickel proof coin was issued on 2001 March 9th to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

DenominationRupees one
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
Issue BUNone !
Proof2,000
2001_Rs1_obverse 2001_Rs1_reverse
KM# 166


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

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

DenominationRupees Two
AlloyCupro-Nickel
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight8.25 gms
Issue10,000,000
2001_colomboplan50_Rs2_obverse 2001_colomboplan50_Rs2_reverse
KM# 167