1 Sho

1 Sho -  obverse1 Sho -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 6-16 (1932-1942)
Calendar Tibetan
Value 1 Sho (0.1)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.79 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11609
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 23
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Snow lion facing left with sun above and scroll ornaments around, all surrounded four identical Buddhist auspicious symbols (an endless knot) and Tibetan characters.

Script: Tibetan

Lettering: དགའ་ལྡན་ཕོ་བྲང་ཕྱོ་ལས་རྣམ་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་

Translation: Government house in Lhasa, Attributes karma and complete victory in all directions

Reverse

Tibetan characters with cloud above and triratna (triple gem) below, all surrounded by flowers and Tibetan characters.

Script: Tibetan

Lettering:
རབ་བྱུང་༡༦་ལོ་༡༡་
ཞོ་གང་

Translation: Cycle 16 Year 11, One Sho

Edge

Reeded.

Comments

A coin with a bird on the lion's back (scarce) and a documentation showing the different reverse markings:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
6 (1932)  6 000 000 $ 7.36 $ 6.14 30% ༡༦ - ༦ (with "circle" mark)
7 (1933)  7% ༡༦ - ༧ (with "circle" mark)
8 (1934)  3% ༡༦ - ༨ (with "circle" mark)
8 (1934)  1.3% ༡༦ - ༨ (with "drop" mark)
9 (1935)  1.6% ༡༦ - ༩ (with "circle" mark; with bird on lion's back)
9 (1935)  $ 3.13 12% ༡༦ - ༩ (with "circle" mark)
9 (1935)  $ 11 16% ༡༦ - ༩ (with "drop" mark)
10 (1936)  5% ༡༦ - ༡༠ (with "circle" mark)
10 (1936)  $ 5.65 $ 6.26 25% ༡༦ - ༡༠ (with "cross" mark)
10 (1936)  7% ༡༦ - ༡༠ (with "drop" mark)
11 (1937)  7% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "circle" mark)
11 (1937)  4% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "cross" mark)
11 (1937)  3% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "down arrow" mark)
11 (1937)  4% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "drop" mark)
11 (1937)  1.9% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "hook with point" mark)
11 (1937)  4% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "hook" mark)
11 (1937)  0.3% ༡༦ - ༡༡ (with "vertical line" mark)
12 (1938)  1.3% ༡༦ - ༡༢ (with "cross" mark)
12 (1938)  0.3% ༡༦ - ༡༢ (with "down arrow" mark)
12 (1938)  4% ༡༦ - ༡༢ (with "hook with point" mark)
12 (1938)  1.6% ༡༦ - ༡༢ (with "vertical line" mark)
16 (1942)  2% ༡༦ - ༡༦ (with "hook with point" mark)

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