Coin Collection

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank says it will save over Rs. 600 million in minting costs as it gives a face lift to the island’s coin collection. Sri Lanka’s Central Bank says it will save over Rs. 600 million in minting costs as it gives a face lift to the island’s coin collection.

Wednesday, Colombo : A Central Bank
employee holds up samples of the new series of coins that will be put
into circulation from Wednesday. The new series of coins which are
lighter, smaller and in different colours will be in circulation in
parallel with the existing series. The new series will also save over
Rs. 600 million in minting costs. SF/LBO Picture.

The bank on Wednesday put a new series of coins into circulations, distinctively different to the existing series in terms of weight, size and colour.

Assistant Governor Mrs. Rose Cooray said the new series of coins would be plated as internation