¼ Sho - In the name of Xuantong, 1908-1912


Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1 (1909)
Calendar Chinese - Xuantong era
Value 1/4 Sho (1/40)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Copper
Weight 7.80 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 156740
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# B7
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.


Triratna (triple gem) surrounded by square containing Tibetan characters, all surrounded by the Buddhist Eight Auspicious symbols (a white parasol, a conch shell, a treasure vase, a victory banner, a dharma wheel, a pair of golden fish, an endless knot, and a lotus flower).

Script: Tibetan

ཤོན་ ཐོང་
ཀྲི་ ལོ་ ༡་
ཞོ་ འི་ ༤༡་

shon thong / kri / lo 1 / zho 'i 4/1
Xuantong, Year 1 / 1/4 of Sho


Wheel-like pattern with dots around, all surrounded by Tibetan characters within the petals of an eight-petalled lotus.

Script: Tibetan

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

dga' ldan pho brang phyo(gs) las rnam rgyal
The Ganden palace, victorious in all directions

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