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  • 5 Rupees 2005-2013, KM# 148.2a, Sri Lanka
  • 5 Rupees 2005-2013, KM# 148.2a, Sri Lanka

The national emblem of Sri Lanka. The current emblem has been in use since 1972.

The emblem features a gold lion passant, holding a sword in its right fore paw in the centre on a maroon background surrounded by golden petals of a Blue Lotus the national flower of the country. This is placed on top of a traditional grain vase that sprouts sheaves of rice grains that circle the border reflecting prosperity. The crest is the Dharmacakra, symbolizing the country's foremost place for Buddhism and just rule. Traditional Sinhalese heraldic symbols for the sun and the moon form the supporters.


Value and country name in three languages English, Tamil and Sinhala, date below.

இலங்கை ශ්‍රී ලංකා SRI LANKA
රුපියල පහයි
ஐந்து ரூபாய்


C.B.S.L.: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

ශී.ලං.ම.බැං இ.ம.வ. C.B.S.L.

5 Rupees

KM# 148.2a Schön# 88a
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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