1975 - 1994

SRI LANKA - One Cent

A definitive decimal currency One cent aluminum coin.

DenominationOne cents
Diameter16.0 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight0.70 gms
SriLanka_01c_obverse SriLanka_01c_reverse
KM #137

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka

Reverse : The large numeral 1 with the value CENT in Sinhala, Tamil and English below and year of issue at the bottom within a circle of the traditional Sinhala Liyavela art with Sri Lanka in Sinhala on top.

Year Alloy Issue MintProof
1975 Aluminum 52,778,000
1978 Aluminum 34,006,000 Yes
1989 Aluminum 6,000,000
1994 Aluminum 5,000,000

Although not seen in circulation this coin is legal tender and is not released by the Central Bank except on special request. It is notable to have been minted in 1994 when its value was 1/50 of a US cent.

The coin was scaned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi.

A fantasy of the 1978 issue was listed in the 1999 Krause catalog as a pattern, and now listed as a Probable fantasy Piece on information provided to Krause, from this site, and on our request by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.