1972 - 1994

SRI LANKA - One Rupee

A definitive decimal currency one Rupee 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.

DenominationRupees One
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
EdgeSecurity edge
SriLanka_r01_obverse SriLanka_r01_reverse
KM #136

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka

Reverse : The value ONE RUPEE 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
1972 Security 7,000,000
1975 Security 31,500,000
1978 Security 37,018,000
1982 Milled 75,000,000
1994 Milled 50,000,000

From 1996 the One Rupee was issued as a Nickel Plated Steel coin which in appearance and weight and size is identical to this Cupro-Nickel issue it replaced, except being attracted by magnets.

The coin was scaned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi.