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1999 Cricket World Cup, 1000 Rupee Silver Proof Coin

Date: 1999
Type: Coin
Country: Sri Lanka

Alloy: Silver (.925 Ag)
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 gms
Shape: Round
Edge: Milled
Issue: 25,000
Artwork: Central Bank artist - Mrs. Padmanjalee Karunatillake

Cricket

Item: CM-LK-00170-A
Grade: BU
Price (AUD): $220.00

Sri Lanka 50th Anniversary of Independence - 4th February 1998, 1000 Rupee Silver Proof Coin

The Coin '1999 Cricket World Cup, 1000 Rupee Silver Proof Coin' is an item in the well preserved 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 '1999 Cricket World Cup, 1000 Rupee Silver Proof Coin' is dated 1999. The Coin belongs to the 'Cricket' catagory.

1999 Cricket World Cup, May 14 - June 20, Silver Proof Coin - 1000 Rupees.
Two commemorative coins in the denominations of Rs.1,000/= and Rs.5/= were issued by the Central Bank to mark the winning of the 1996 Cricket World Cup by Sri Lanka and the 1999 tournament held in England. The Rs.1000/= coin is round in shape and minted in silver. The obverse of the coin depicts two cricketers. The words '1999 Cricket World Cup' and 'May14-Jun 20' appear above the figure of two cricketers and the legal tender value of the coin 'Rs.1000' appear below in large numerals. The value in words in Sinhala, Tamiil and English, appear against the numeral 1000.
The participating countries in the tournament namely, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe appear along the periphery. The reverse of the coin depicts an impression of the 1996 Cricket World Cup in the centre together with the words 'World Cricket Champions' in Sinhala, Tamil and English. The words 'Sri Lanka' appear on the periphery and the year of issue '1999' is depicted at the bottom.

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

ලොක ක්‍රිකට් ශුරයෝ, உலக கிரிக்கட் வீரர்கள், WORLD CRICKET CHAMPIONS
ශ්‍රී ලංකා, இலங்கை, SRI LANKA
Reverse: (In english only) th names of the 12 countries which participated in 1999 World Cup are embossed around the periphery. (SRI LANKA * WEST INDIES * ZIMBABWE * AUSTRALIA * BANGLADESH * ENGLAND * INDIA * KENYA * NEW ZEALAND * PAKISTAN * SCOTLAND * SOUTH AFRICA)
රුපියල් දාහයි, ஆயிரம் ரூபாய், ONE THOUSAND RUPEES

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