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Rupees

Sri Lankan Rupee:

The rupee is the official currency of Sri Lanka. Rupees are divided into 100 cents. Rupee is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The official code of Sri Lankan rupee is LKR and the Central Bank is Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Copper ¼, ½, 1 and 5 cents coins were introduced in 1872 and silver 10, 25 and 50 cents were introduced in 1892. In 1942, bronze 1 cent was introduced, followed in 1944 by 10 cents coins. In 1957, 2 cent coins issued. Cupro-nickel 1 rupee coins, silver 5 rupee coins were issued in 1957. A new set of coins was introduced, doing away with the British Monarch’s portrait and on one face of the coins the Armoreal ensign of Ceylon was engraved. Aluminium 1 and 2 cents, nickel brass 5 and 10 cents, and cupro-nickel 25 and 50 cents and 1 rupee coins were made to circulate eventually. Limited numbers of seven-sided 2 rupee and ten-sided 5 rupee coins were introduced in 1976.  In 1984, cupro-nickel 2 rupees and aluminium-bronze 5 rupees coins were introduced fully replacing the corresponding bank notes. In 1998, 10 rupee coin was released. A new series of coins issued by Sri Lanka central bank in the denominations of 25 and 50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 rupees.  Sri Lanka replaced the 10 rupee note with an 11-sided, nickel-steel electroplated coin on 5 April 2010. Sri Lanka issued a commemorative coin in the denominations of 5,000 rupees on 15 December 2010.

In 1885, the Government of Ceylon introduced its first rupee banknote. A five rupee note introduced in between 1885-1925 and 10 rupee note in between 1894-1926. In between 1917-1939, on rupee note was introduced. In between (1917-1921) introduced two rupee and 100 rupee notes introduced in 1919. During the 1920’s, one rupee, (1925-39) two rupee, (1925-28 and 1929-39) two types of five rupees, (1927-28 and 1929-39) two types of 10 rupee, (1922-39) 50 rupee, (1926-39) 100 rupee, (1926) 500 rupee and (1929) 1000 rupee notes were all in circulation. In 1963, 1 rupee notes were replaced by coins. In 1979, 20 rupee notes were introduced and 500 and 1000 rupees introduced in 1981, followed by 200 rupees in 1998 and 2,000 rupees in 2006.

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Rupees

Sri Lankan Rupees (Sri Lanka):

Code: LKR

Symbol: රු, ரூ, Rs

Subunit:       

​1⁄100 = cents

Banknotes:  

රු.10, රු.20, රු.50, රු.100, රු.200, රු.500, රු.1000, රු.2000, රු.5000

Coins 

25, 50 cents, රු.1, රු.2, රු.5, රු.10

Central bank           

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Most traded currencies:

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