Central Bank issues uncirculated commemorative coin to mark its 70th anniversary.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to issue an uncirculated commemorative coin in the denomination of Rupees 20 to mark its 70th anniversary.

The Central Bank commenced operations in August 1950 and completed 70 years of its unique and valued contribution to the prosperity of Sri Lanka.

The first coin was officially presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the Governor of the CBSL Prof. W D Lakshman at the President Secretariat on 31 December 2020.

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 01 and CBSL Regional Offices in Anuradhapura, Matale, Matara, Trincomalee, Kilinochchi and Nuwara Eliya.

Details of the coin:

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 center 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.



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