SRI LANKA - Ten Cents

A definitive decimal currency Ten cent Nickel-Brass coin. One Year type. In 1978 the metal changed to an Aluminum coin reflecting its diminishing value.

DenominationTen cents
AlloyNickel Brass
Diameter23.1/21.0 mm
Thickness1.5 mm
Weight4.21 gms
Shapeeight scallops
SriLanka_10c_obverse SriLanka_10c_reverse
KM #140

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka

Reverse : The large numeral 10 with the value TEN 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.

Year Alloy Issue Mint
1975 Nickel Brass 10,800,000

The rare Aluminium Off-Metal-Strike (OMS) of 1975 was not legal-tender.

Although not seen in circulation this coin is still legal tender.

The coin was scaned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi.