The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), to mark its 60th anniversary, is issuing a ‘Frosted Proof’ crown size multi-colour silver commemorative coin in the denomination of Rs 5000.
It is the first multi-colour coin issued by the CBSL, the bank said on Tuesday.
The CBSL has issued commemorative coins to mark important events and persons since 1957 and the coin to mark the 60th anniversary of the CBSL will be the 50th commemorative coin that is being issued.
The coin, to be issued in an attractive presentation case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint Ltd, UK, was ceremonially issued to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabral on Wednesday.
This is a limited issue of 5,000 coins and a coin will be sold at a price of Rs. 7,000 through the counters at the Head Office of the CBSL, 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha Colombo 1, Money Museum at No.58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, CBSL Provincial Offices at Anuradhapura, Matara, Matale, Jaffna and Trincomalee and on line through the CBSL web site; www.cbsl.gov.lk after January, 2011.