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Change of Metal/Alloy of Rupee 1 coin and Rupees 5 coin

z pi CBSL2017The Central Bank of Sri Lanka hereby informs the general public that a new set of circulation coins of Rupee 1 and Rupees 5 will be issued to circulation after changing the metal/alloy from brass plated steel (gold colour) to stainless steel (silver colour).
The edge lettering of the Rupees 5 coin has been removed in the new stainless steel coin.

All other specifications including dimensions and designs of the above said 
coins remain same as of Rupee 1 coin and Rupees 5 coin that have been issued since 2005. 

The said new coins will be legal tender in Sri Lanka for payments and will be a liability of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka while in circulation. 

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