1975 - 1994

SRI LANKA - TwentyFive Cents

A definitive decimal currency TwentyFive cent copper-nickel coin. In 1982 the Security edge was replaced with a Milled edge. In 1996 the metal changed to a Nickel plated Steel coin reflecting its diminishing value.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwentyFive cents
AlloyCopper-Nickel
Diameter18.0 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight3.24 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeSecurity edge
DieAxis
MintRoyal,Llantrisant
SriLanka_25c_obverse SriLanka_25c_reverse
KM #141

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka

Reverse : The large numeral 25 with value TWENTY 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.

Year Edge Issue Mint
1975 Security 39,600,000
1978 Security 65,009,000
1982 Milled 90,000,000
1989 Milled 45,000,000
1991 Milled 50,000,000
1994 Milled 50,000,000

From 1996 the TwentyFive Cent was issued as a Nickel Plated Steel coin which in appearance and weight looks identical to the this older Cupro-Nickel issue it replaced, except being 15% thicker and attracted by magnets.

The coin was scaned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.