To mark its 70th anniversary, the Central Bank has issued an uncirculated commemorative coin in the denomination of Rs.20, with the following key features.
The obverse of the coin depicts the image of the Head Office building of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, with ‘70’ in large numerals appearing at the centre of the coin. Words ‘Central Bank of Sri Lanka’ in Tamil, Sinhala and English appear along the periphery. The years 1950-2020 are indicated at the bottom edge of the coin.
The reverse of the coin depicts the face value ‘20’ in large numerals, with the words ‘Twenty Rupees’ in Sinhala, Tamil and English and Year ‘2020’ just below the words. ‘Sri Lanka’ appears along the periphery on the upper edge of the coin in Tamil, Sinhala and English. The diameter of the seven-lobed aluminum bronze coin is 28mm and has a thickness of 2mm.
The coin is issued in an attractive presentation case with a certificate of authenticity. This is a limited issue of 3,000 coins and a coin will be sold at a price of Rs.1,300 through the CBSL sales counter at the Economic History Museum, Central Point Building, No. 54, Chatham Street, Colombo 1 and CBSL Regional Offices in Anuradhapura, Matale, Matara, Trincomalee, Kilinochchi and Nuwara Eliya.
Source : Daily Mirror