Sri Lanka 10 Rupees

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The Sri Lankan rupee is the official currency of Sri Lanka. The official currency symbol: ₨, රු, ரூ. In 1836, the Indian rupee was adopted as Ceylon’s official coin, and the country reverted to the Indian currency zone. Along with the rupee, pound-denominated treasury notes continued to circulate after 1836. Treasury notes were withdrawn in 1856, and the Bank of Ceylon was the first private bank to print banknotes on the island. In 1869, the Indian rupee was formally established as unlimited legal money. In the following years, the rupee was decimalized, and as a result, the rupee of 100 cents replaced British currency as Ceylon’s money of account and sole legal tender.

In 1872, the Government of Ceylon introduced the first coins in denominations of ¼¢, ½¢, 1¢ and 5¢ coins dated 1870, followed by the 10¢, 25¢, and 50¢ in 1892. A wholesale change in the currency occurred between 1940 and 1944, and a new coinage was adopted in 1963. The shapes and sizes of these coins were the same as the preceding series, but they were made of different materials. The denominations of 1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, and 50¢ are not in circulation, and the minting of these denominations had been discontinued. In 2017, a new coin series was introduced in denominations of 25¢ and 50¢, ₨1, ₨2, ₨5, and ₨10.

The 10 Sri Lankan rupees commemorative coin front design features the denomination and the issue date surrounded by an ornamental Sri Lankan pattern. The reverse of the coin presents the Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a Buddhist temple located in Kandy. This coin is part of the 1998 commemorative series; ”50th Anniversary of the Independence from the British Empire”. Its rim is fluted with lettering: CBSL CBSL CBSL CBSL. Its color is gold and silver.

Text: ශ්‍රී ලංකා இலங்கை SRI LANKA 10 රුපියල ரூபாய் TEN RUPEES

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