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1949 - 1999 - Sri Lanka
Department of Wildlife Conservation

A gold sovereign medal issued in 1999 at the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The Sovereign was gifted to the families of those who had lost their lives in the line of Duty over the 50 years.

SPECIFICATIONS
MetalGold 0.916
AlloyAg/Cu 0.??
Diameter22.3 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight8.01 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeMilled
Die-Axis
Mintage20 ?
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Uncataloged
Obverse : Rounder Logo with the central image of crossed tusker facing forward. Name Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sinhala above and Tamil and English below within Ribbon. Laural wreath on sides.
Reverse : Large 50 above Anniversary in Sinhala and 1949-1999 in arc. Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sinhala above and Tamil and English below.

The engraving on Medal is poor, probably since dies were cut for minting a small number of Medals whch were not sold to public.

The medal was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi The Sovereign was obtained in 2016 March via a dealer who had obtained it at a bank Auction of unreclaimed Pawned Gold items.