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250th Syamopasampada Anniversary 10 coin folder

Date: 13-Jul-03
Type: Coin
Country: Sri Lanka

Buddhism

Item: CM-LK-00150-A
Grade: BU
Price (AUD): $45.28

Sri Lanka 5 rupee coin - 2002

The Coin '250th Syamopasampada Anniversary 10 coin folder' 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 '250th Syamopasampada Anniversary 10 coin folder' is dated 13th July 2003. The Coin belongs to the 'Buddhism' catagory.

At the request of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, two Rs 5/- circulation commemorative coins were issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 2003 July 13th to mark the 250th Syamopasampada anniversary of the 'Syamopali Maha Nikaya' in Sri Lanka. This pair are the first Lankan coins issued with a non-head of state on the obverse.
The Design of coins were based on those provided by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana. Including all of long names and text in all three national languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English must have been quite a challenge for the coin designers. The pair of Nickel-Brass coin has been minted to the existing standard Rs. 5/- in circulation. The edge of the coin is milled with the letters CBSL (Central Bank of Sri Lanka) and in Sinhala and Tamil in incused lettering.

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