Obverse : Depicts an image of the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy with the Pattirippuwa (Octagon) in the forefront. The numeral `50' in numerals and the words ‘INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY’ in Sinhala, Tamil and English against the figure 50 on right side appear below the image. The period `1948' `1998' is depicted on either side of the apex.
Reverse : Depicts the numerals `10' at the center with `TEN RUPEES' in Sinhala, Tamil and English on either side, and in Braille above, and the year of issue `1998' below. `Sri Lanka' in Sinhala. Tamil and English at the top center. The periphery of the coin is surrounded by a traditional Sinhala design in motifs.