• 50 Cents 1972-1994, KM# 135, Sri Lanka
  • 50 Cents 1972-1994, KM# 135, Sri Lanka
Obverse

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.

Reverse

Value and country name above designs within wreath, date below.

50
ஐம்பது ௧தம
FIFTY CENTS
1991

Edge

Security (KM# 135.1) or reeded (KM# 135.2) edge.

50 Cents

Non-magnetic
KM# 135
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 135.1, KM# 135.2

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