CBSL ISSUES UNCIRCULATED COIN TO MARK 70TH ANNIVERSARY

CBSL ISSUES UNCIRCULATED COIN TO MARK 70TH ANNIVERSARY

CBSL ISSUES UNCIRCULATED COIN TO MARK 70TH ANNIVERSARY

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 Dec, 2020 | 5:16 pm

Colombo (News 1st); To mark its 70th Anniversary, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has decided to issue an uncirculated commemorative coin in the denomination of Rupees 20 with the following key features.

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

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.

The first coin was officially presented to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka by Deshamanya Prof. W D Lakshman, Governor of CBSL at the Presidential Secretariat on 31st 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.

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