SRI LANKA - One Rupee
A definitive decimal currency One Rupee brass plated Steel coin with a alternat milled + plain edge, first issued 2005 December 14th. It was to circulate along side the older coin which remained legal tender.
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.
It is smaller in both size and weight than both the older 1 rupee coin
at 25.4 mm and 7.13 grams and current 50 cent coins at 21.5 mm and
See Article for more details on this issue of lighter and smaller coins in 2005.
The 2013 Mintage of 146.4 Million excludes the 3.6 Million coins with same year minted previously in Finland.
The coin was scaned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi.