1 Srang - In the name of Xuantong, 1908-1912

Features

Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1 (1909)
Calendar Chinese - Xuantong era
Value 1 Srang (1)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Silver
Weight 18.50 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 16113
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 9,
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.
L&M# 657,
Lin Gwo Ming, Ma Tak Wo; 2008. Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins (7th edition). Tak Wo Numismatic, Hong Kong.
Kann# 1441
Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 1. Chinese Coins up to 1911. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ཤོན་ ཐོང་
ཀྲི་ ལོ་ ༡་
སྲང་གང་

Translation:
shon thong / kri / lo 1 / srang gang
Xuantong, Year 1 / One Srang

Reverse

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།

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

Edge

Reeded.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1 (1909)  83% ལོ་ ༡
1 (1909)  17% ལོ་ ༡ Essai

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