Kavan Ratnatunga forwarded this article from the Sri Lanka Sunday Times of Sunday 2014 November 23rd. Thanks. -Editor
A new series of Ten Rupee coins representing Sri Lanka’s 25 districts was issued as a complete set by the Central Bank on Monday. The obverse
designs depict one or more of unique archaeological, cultural, economic, environmental, religious or social characteristics of each district.
The project was started in August 2011 when CBSL issued a public notice inviting creative artists, to represent elegantly, the unique identity of
each of the 25 districts. A cash prize of Rs. 50,000 was offered for each selected design.
The coins which will be issued into circulation at face value were also packaged to sell to collectors. There are three language versions of
packaging with text printed in English, Sinhala or Tamil.
A commemorative folder of the complete set of 25 coins is displayed in a 5×5 array in English Alphabetical order. Standard reverse of one coin
exposed at back gives the coin specifications. The folder was issued both in a sleeve for Rs. 1,000 and a presentation box for Rs. 2,000.Individual
cards (3.5×2.25 inch) with one coin of a district each costs Rs. 50 while a set of 25 district cards costs Rs. 1,250.
A coffee table book for the set titled “Our People Our Potential Our Pride” printed only in English was also issued for Rs. 4,000.
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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