Obverse: Coat of Arms - a Lion holding a Sword. a Square coin.
Reverse: 5 Cents 1978 - The rest of the writing is in Sinhala. a Square coin.
Measures: 21.5mm in diameter
Formerly known as Ceylon, Shri (Sri) Lanka was under British rule from 1796 to 1972, when they were granted independence. At that time, they changed the name of their country from Ceylon to The Republic of Shri Lanka. They are currently a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. A little know fact: Sri Lanka was the 1st country in the world to have a Female Prime Minister.
~ SRI LANKA - CEYLON 1978 5 CENTS COIN KM#139a ASIA ~
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