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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Mongolia => Topic started by: Pabitra on November 27, 2018, 03:12:32 PM

Title: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: Pabitra on November 27, 2018, 03:12:32 PM
New series
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: quaziright on November 27, 2018, 04:36:11 PM
Interesting to note that Rajapaksha is cited as the PM here
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: eurocoin on November 27, 2018, 07:43:00 PM
The technical specifications and alloy are more interesting than the very boring design. Hopefully they will one day replace their coat of arms with thematic designs, although after it having been in use for 46 years I have little hope it will ever happen.
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: <k> on November 27, 2018, 08:31:03 PM
It would be helpful if our members would remember to include a year in the topic title when referring to NEW issues or NEW series. In five years' time (and earlier!), anybody seeing this topic might misunderstand, until they noticed the dates on the posts. Of course, some UK coins still have this problem, calling themselves NEW PENCE when they are in fact older than several of our members.
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: Bimat on November 30, 2018, 07:33:07 AM
New coin series presented to MR

November 30, 2018

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy officially presented a new series of circulation coins with face value of Rs.10, Rs.5, Rs.2 and Rs.1 to Prime Minister and Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, this week. The coins will be issued into circulation from December 3, 2018 through licensed commercial banks. The new coin series was issued with the objective of reducing the cost of minting coins.

Source: Lankan Newspapers (http://www.lankanewspapers.com/2018/11/30/new-coin-series-presented-mr/)
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: Gusev on November 30, 2018, 09:24:13 AM
It would be helpful if our members would remember to include a year in the topic title when referring to NEW issues or NEW series. In five years' time (and earlier!), anybody seeing this topic might misunderstand, until they noticed the dates on the posts. Of course, some UK coins still have this problem, calling themselves NEW PENCE when they are in fact older than several of our members.

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Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: eurocoin on December 01, 2018, 09:56:53 PM
The coins were minted at Mincovna Kremnica (Slovakia).
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: Pabitra on December 26, 2018, 02:59:30 AM
The set
Title: Re: Sri Lanka - New Series 1, 2, 5, 10 Rs. 2018
Post by: lakdiva on February 15, 2019, 10:15:32 AM
2017 - New Coin Series - Sri Lanka (http://coins.lakdiva.org/srilanka17/)

Note the coins issued in 2018 December are dated 2017
CBSL did not specify weight and only thickness which is more difficult to measure.
When I did I found them about 8% thinner than specified.