Commemorative Coins from Sri Lanka - Thematic

Events of national and international significance have been occasions for the issue of commemorative coins. This listing has been sorted into seven Themes.

See also Chronological Commemorative Coin listing.


Religious

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

1993 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya - 2300th Anniversary - Rs 500 coin

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

2006 Buddha Jayanthi 2550 B.E. - Rs 2000 coin - Rs 1500 coin - Rs 5 coin

2011 - Sambuddhatva Jayanti 2600 - Rs 1000 coin - Rs 10 coin

2011 - Ananda College 125th Anniversary - Rs 2000 coin

2015 - Visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka - Rs 500 coin

2014 - 150th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala - Rs 500 coin

2017 - Visakha Vidyalaya Centenary Rs 2000 Silver coin

United Nations Organizations

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

Politics

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

1978 First Executive President J. R. Jayewardene - Rs 1 coin - RSS die coin - Gold frosted proof

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

1992 Second Executive President R. Premadasa - Rs 1 coin - frosted proof - Silver proof - Gold proof

1998 Sri Lanka Independence - 50th Anniversary - Rs 5000 coin - Rs 1000 coin - Rs 10 coin and Rs 200 note

2012 - Sri Lanka - Japan 60 Years. - Rs 1000 coin

2015 - Colombo Municipal Council 150th Anniversary - Rs 500 coin.

Development

1981 Mahaweli Development Scheme inauguration = Rs 2 coin

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

2001 Colombo Plan - 50th Anniversary - Rs 2 coin

2017 Ceylon Tea 150th Anniversary - Rs 10 coin.

Financial

1990 Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 40th Anniversary - Rs 500 coin - frosted proof

2000 Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin

2008 Employees Provident Fund (EPF) - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin - frosted proof(Not issued to public). - Rs 2 coin

2009 Sri Lanka Customs Department - 200th Anniversary - Rs 200 coin

2010 Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 60th Anniversary - Rs 5000 coin

2011 - People's Bank 50th Anniversary - Rs 1000 coin

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

Sports & Recreation

1991 South Asian Federation (SAF) Games V - Rs 500 coin - Rs 100 coin

1999 Cricket World Cup - 1996 World Cricket Champions - Rs 1000 coin - Rs 5 coin

2007 Cricket World Cup - Runners-Up - Rs 1000 coin - Rs 5 coin

2012 - Sri Lanka Scout Centenary - Rs 2 coin

Military

1999 Sri Lanka Army - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin - frosted proof

2000 Sri Lanka Navy - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin - frosted proof

2001 Sri Lanka Air Force - 50th Anniversary - Rs 1 coin

2009 Sri Lanka Army - 60th Anniversary - Rs 1000 - Cupro-Nickel coin - Silver coin

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


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