2016

SRI LANKA - Two Rupee

A definitive decimal currency Two Rupee Steel coin with milled edge, was first issued to punlic on 2017 September, without any formal announcement. It is the first Rs 2 coin minted by Kremnica in Slovak Republic which minted all the coin denominations in 2016.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwo Rupee
AlloyStainless Steel
AISI 430
Diameter28.5 mm
Thickness1.5 mm
Weight7.0 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeMilled
DieAxis
MintKremnica Mint
SriLanka_r02_obverse SriLanka_r02_reverse
KM #147c

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Sri Lanka, in the centre and a dash circle around the periphery.

Reverse : The large numeral 2 at the centre with TWO RUPEES in Sinhala, Tamil and English superimposed. Mint Year below. SRI LANKA in Sinhala appear at the apex and Tamil and English to left and right side. A dash circle around the periphery.

Like the Dutch mint coins they are issued in very convenient cellophane packs of 100 coins, which weighed 700 grams on a digital scale. Printed in Black on pack is DENOMINATION: TWO RUPEES - QUANTITY: 100 COINS. Five of these packs were enclosed in a larger pack with Printed in Black DENOMINATION: TWO RUPEES - QUANTITY: 500 COINS.

This 2016 Kremnica Rs 2 coins show slight difference in font from 2013 Royal Dutch mint Rs 2 coin

Year Issue
2016 40,000,000Kremnica

In 2016 November it was awarded a contract by CBSL to mint 40 Million Rs2 coins over the next 3 years.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. It was obtained from circulation in 2017 September.