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2300 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya, 500 Rupee Commemorative Coin

Date: 1993
Type: Coin
Country: Sri Lanka

Alloy: Silver (.925 Ag)
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 gms
Shape: Round
Edge: Milled

Buddhism

Item: CM-LK-00180-A
Grade: BU
Price (AUD): $180.00

Complete set of 10 Sri Lanka circulation coins: 1978 to 2002

The Coin '2300 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya, 500 Rupee Commemorative Coin' belongs to a collection of Ceylon & Sri Lanka Coins & Coin Sets. The Coin is from Sri Lanka. The item in the collection of Ceylon & Sri Lanka Coins is available in grade BU (Brilliant Uncirculated). The Coin '2300 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya, 500 Rupee Commemorative Coin' is dated 1993. The Coin belongs to the 'Buddhism' catagory.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2300 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya - Rs. 500 Silver Commemorative Coin.
In 1993 a coin was issued to commemorate the 2300 Anubudu Mihindu Jayanthiya. The coin in the denomination of Rs.500/= has been struck in silver (0.925Ag). It is round in shape and has a milled edge. The obverse of the coin is a symbolic representation of the first ever meeting of Arahant Mahinda with King Devanampiyatissa at the Missaka Pabbata (Mihintale Rock) near Anuradhapura. The Dhamma Chakka (The wheel of Dhamma) symbolically represents Arahant Mahinda and Buddha Dhamma. On the reverse is a stylized Bodhi Tree representing the sacred Bo Tree at Buddha Gaya, seated at the foot of which Buddha attained Enlightenment. Also depicted is the ornamental golden railing around the Sacred Bodhi Tree at Buddha Gaya.

As with all Sri Lankan currency the lettering is in Sinhala, Tamil & English.

අනුබුදු මිහිදු ජයනතිය, அநுபுது மிகிந்து ஜயந்தி, ANUBUDU MIHINDU JAYANTHIYA
රුපියල් පන්සිය, ஐந்நூறு ரூபாய், FIVE HUNDRED RUPEES
ශ්‍රී ලංකා, இலங்கை, SHRI LANKA

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