2005 - 2013

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.

DenominationOne Rupee
AlloyBrass plated Steel
Diameter20.0 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight3.65 gms
EdgeMilled + plain edge
SriLanka_r01_obverse SriLanka_r01_reverse
KM #136.3

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 Issue
2005 65,000,000
2006 50,000,000
2008 40,000,000
2009 110,000,000
2011 30,000,000
2013 146,400,000
SriLanka_r01_2013 coin pack In 2005, Rs1000/- worth was packed in large polythene bags with a Light Yellow paper label encased on top with SRI LANKA - 1 RUPEE - 1000 Pieces - ### in 4 lines. A small white paper sticker gave total weight, Date and time of production with operator and consec number ###. In 2009 Printed in Black on the polythene pack was SRI LANKA - 1 RUPEE - 1000 Pieces in 3 lines.
In 2016 the 2013 dated coins were put in smaller packs of 100 coins each and 10 were included in the larger pack for simpler distribution. Printed in Black on the small polythene pack was SRI LANKA - 1 RUPEE - 100 PIECES in 3 lines.

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 5.51 grams.
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.