SRI LANKA - Five Cents
A definitive decimal currency Five cent Aluminum which in 1978 replaced the Nickel-Brass coin reflecting the diminishing value of the coin.
Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka
Reverse : The large numeral 5 with the value FIVE CENTS 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.
The rare Aluminum Off-Metal-Strike (OMS) of 1975 was not legal-tender.
Although very rarely seen in circulation this coin is legal tender and is not released by the Central Bank except on special request.
The coin was scaned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi.