1996 - 2004

SRI LANKA - One Rupee

A definitive decimal currency one Rupee Nickel plated Steel coin which in 1996 replaced the Cupro Nickel coin and in 2005 was replaced by smaller brass plated Steel coin in reflecting the diminishing value of the coin.

DenominationRupees One
AlloyNickel plated Steel
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness2.0 mm
Weight7.13 gms
SriLanka_r01_obverse SriLanka_r01_reverse
KM #136.2a

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
1996 50,000,000
2000 30,000,000
2002 50,000,000
2004 52,000,000

The 1996 - 2004 Nickel Plated Steel One Rupee coin is in appearance, size and weight, identical to the older Cupro-Nickel coin it replaced, except for being attracted to magnets.

The coin was scaned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi.