Sri Lanka Map & Flag Bullion
Gold Corporation Lanka Pvt. Ltd

A gold Bullion medal minted by the Gold Corporation Lanka Pvt. Ltd with the Sri Lanka Map on the obverse and Flag on the reverse. The Sri Lanka Sovereign 22k Gold Proof were minted 8 gram, 4 gram & 2 gram, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz.

DenominationHalf Sovereign
MetalGold 0.916
Diameter16.4 mm
Thickness1.3 mm
Weight Marked3.103 gms
Weight4.00 gms
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Obverse : At center Map of Sri Lanka with a dozen cities (COLOMBO, Mt. Lavinia, Galle, Hambantota, Kataragama, Batticoloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Mannar, Negambo, Nuwera Eliya, Kandy, Anuradhapura) marked in English. Along periphery within raised rim, on top Sri Lanka with name in Sinhala and Thamil to left and right separated by a dot in between. At bottom Guaranteed 22K Gold 1/10 OZ
Reverse: At center Flag of Sri Lanka, with Lion standing left with sword in raised right paw. Four Bo-leaves in corners and two Stripes to left. Above Text THE NATIONAL FLAG / OF THE and below text DEMOCRATIC / SOCIALIST / REPUBLIC OF SRI lANKA PVT. LTD. Along periphery within raised rim, on top GUARANTEED 22K GOLD and at bottom MANUFACTURED BY GOLD CORPORATION LANKA PVT. LTD. with a middle dot on either side .

Note The bullion is exactly 4 grams in weight, but is marked 1/10 OZ (3.103 grams). It is an error bullion struck with the wrong weight indicated.

A private mint in Sri Lanka since 1996, with the technology and expertise to manufacture high quality coins, including custom minting for many large corporates. In collaboration with Perth Mint developed a series of proof quality coins on Ethnic Themes @. I remember them marketed through local Banks around 2007.

In April 2014, Gold & Jewelry Salon was opened at Abans Elite Kollupitiya by Chairperson of Abans Mrs. Pestonjee and Mr. Hiran Karunaratne, Managing Director of Gold Corporation Lanka (Pvt), which is backed by Gold Corporation Australia, an organization enacted by the Western Australian Government for refining and marketing of bullion products worldwide @.

On 2013 April 1st domain was registered. The website is longer online and the domain registration had expired in 2015 April @. The website illustrated examples of ten medal types in gold and some of them in silver with mostly religious themes. The three non religious medals were marked "Minted For" rather than "Manufactured by" and maybe older. Also showed gold medals minted for eight corporates in Sri Lanka.

I was able to contact them over the phone in 2016 May, but attempts to visit their Mint to get a medal struck for the 40th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Numismatic Society failed.

The bullion Half Sovereign was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was a Birthday gift from my wife Lidwina in 2013.