Mar 14, 2017

CBSL issues stainless steel Rs.1 & Rs.5 coin

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said a new set of Rupee 1 and Rupee 5 coins will be issued to circulation after changing the metal/alloy from brass plated steel (gold colour) to stainless steel (silver colour).

The edge lettering of the Rupees 5 coin has been removed in the new stainless steel coin. All other specifications including dimensions and designs of the above said coins remain same as of Rupee 1 coin and Rupees 5 coin that have been issued since 2005.