SRI LANKA - Fifty Cents
A definitive decimal currency Fifty cent copper-nickel coin. In 1982 the Security edge was replaced with a Milled edge. In 1996 the metal changed to an Nickel plated Steel coin reflecting its diminishing value.
Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka
Reverse : The large numeral 50 with the value FIFTY 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.
From 1996 the Fifty Cent was issued as a Nickel Plated Steel coin which in appearance and weight looks identical to this Cupro-Nickel issue it replaced, except being 15% thicker and attracted by magnets.
The coin was scaned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi.