Coin and Paper Money Collecting/2 Rupees coin


Dear Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga,

Would you be so kind to clarify information about Sri-Lanka 2 Rupees coin. Link from your catalog:

The question is about mintage years 2012 and 2013. From your records and Sri-Lanka central bank records this coin was minted from 2005 till 2011. But in Krause Coin Catalog this coin with index 147b has different information about mintage year.

Where is the truth?


There was only a commemorative issue of the Rs 2 in 2012
and in 2013 coin was minted in Stainless Steel, not nickel plated like from 2005 to 2011

The Primary source on mintage information is

I have not looked at Latest Krause to see what they say, but I will make sure it is corrected
when they request the next update from me. They sometimes get wrong information from others and
sometimes the updates I send get entered wrong into their database.

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Dr Kavan Ratnatunga


I can only answer any question regarding Paper Money, coins and Tokens that circulated in Ceylon/Sri Lanka of any era which extends back to 300 BCE. I maintain website and which may help you identify your banknote or coin. If Country is any other or unknown, coin should have been found in Sri Lanka. Please Do not ask questions about any coins or currency of other countries including USA. Thank You.


I maintain since 1998 the largest website on Ceylon/Sri Lankan coins and Tokens with over 900 pages.

Former President Sri Lanka Numismatic Society founded in 1976

Sunday Times NewsPaper of Sri Lanka. See

BSc MS PhD in Physics/Astronomy Diploma in Museology

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Contributor on Ceylon/Sri Lanka for Krause Standard Catalogs of World Coins and Paper Money.

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