Images of Indigenous Lanka Coinage
on Eight Sri Lankan Stamps issued in the last decade.
|Kahavanu Type I|
2500 Buddha Jayanthi
of Sri Lanka
|2006.05.05||Rs 10.00||Elephant & Swastika||2550 Years of Buddhist Era|
Has Ebu Kahapana
|Early Anuradhapura Era|
|2008.09.16||Rs 5.00||Kahavanu Type III||Late Anuradhapura Era|
|2009.06.23||Rs 5.00||Lilawathi Massa||Polonnaruwa Era|
An older Sri Lankan Rs 2/- Stamp issued on 1995 October 31st for World Thrift Day & 110th Anniversary of National Savings bank depicts ten current circulation World coins being deposited into a globe represented as a Till. Three of the coins can be identified as Lankan Rs 1, Rs 2 and 25 cents. Other coins are from Malaysia, India, and Middle East.
I thank Mr Harry Jayawardena, former secretary of the Sri Lanka Philatelic Society for pointing out this omission which is also listed in Ken Polsson's Coins on Postage Stamps website.