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CB to issue Rs10 commemorative coin to mark 150 yrs of Ceylon Tea

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Posted on July 11, 2017

Central Bank is to issue 10 rupee commemorative coin to mark 150 years of Ceylon Tea. The coin which will be in general circulation, as customary, will be released by the Governor of the Central Bank to Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, tomorrow.

Since the day James Taylor planted the first seed of tea, Ceylon Tea has embarked on a massive journey.

This is a remarkable achievement from a mere experiment sampling to a gigantic 1.5 billion US dollars export achievement of today, which in the past helped immensely to sustain countryís economy.

James Taylorís efforts were supported and followed by the pioneers of this industry facing hardships that created this great industry which now sustain the livelihood of 2 million involved.

A postal stamp and a first-day cover too will be issued to mark this significant occasion.

Source: Lanka Business Online

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Sri Lanka: New Rs 10 Coin Commemorates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 05:44:56 AM »
New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy.

Indrajit Coomaraswamy, governor of that banking institution, officially introduced the first set of coins and they will be issued into circulation as of July 13, the website www.colombopage.com posted.

The Lion emblem, an icon representing the Ceylon tea as a symbol of quality, is on the obverse, gazetted as an intellectual property of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.

The periphery of the coin is adorned by the indications of the year of the beginning of the tea industry in Sri Lanka, which is in 1867, and the completion of its 150th anniversary in 2017.

It is complemented by the image of 'two leaves and a bud', on both sides of the emblem, which means the high leaf standard that ensures the production of fine Ceylon tea.

The face value of Rs 10 coin in large numerals is on the reverse, and the value in words in Sinhalese, Tamil and English languages appear at the center of the coin.

The country's name in those languages appears at the periphery of the coin with two wreaths of rice ears at the bottom.

The tea tradition in Sri Lanka, one of the best in the world, comes from the English colonization, and it is recognized for its high level of antioxidants, reduce the risk of developing cancer, and help to prevent oral infections.

Source: Prensa Latina
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Sri Lanka: New Rs 10 Coin Commemorates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 05:46:41 AM »
Press release by CBSL is here.

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