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1 Rupee Trade Coinage

Features

Country Tibet
(China)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1902-1942
Value 1 Rupee = 3 Tangka = 45 Skar = 45/100 Srang (0.45)
Currency Srang (1909-1959)
Composition Silver (fineness varies)
Weight 11.4 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 3,
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
Kann# 589-595,
  • Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 1. Chinese Coins up to 1911. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States. ISBN 9780923891183.
  • Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 2. Chinese Republican Silver, Nickel and Aluminum Coin. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States. ISBN 9780923891190.
  • Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 3. Sinkiang, Tibet and Mongolian Coins Plus Gold, Forgery and Fantasy Coins. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States. ISBN 9780923891206.
L&M# 357-359
Lin Gwo Ming & Ma Tak Wo; 2008. Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins (7th edition). Hong Kong.

Obverse

Bust of Chinese emperor Guang Xu to left.

Reverse

Chinese character within ornate floral wreath.

Lettering:

造省

Translation: Made in Szechuan

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Many varieties exist:
Y#3 Silver(.880-.935); issuing period 1902-1911; Mint: Chengdu; 2 reverse varieties exist
Y#3.1 Silver(.880-.835); issuing period 1902-1911; Mint: Chengdu; 2 reverse varieties exist
Y#3.2 Silver(.700-.740); issuing period 1911-1916 & 1930-1933; Mint: Chengdu; 2 reverse varieties exist; an example with 2 obverses exist; varieties with missing base of bust exist
Y#3.3  Silver(.420-.500); issuing period 1939-1942; Mint: Kangding; Varieties exist
Y#3.4 Silver (.500-.650); issuing period 1933-1939; Mint: Kangding
Y#3.5 Silver(.420-.500); issuing period 1933-1939; Mint: Kangding; Varieties exist

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1902-1911)  7% Y#3 (Small bust w/o collar; vertical rosette)
ND (1902-1911)  17% Y#3.1 (Small bust w/o collar; horizontal rosette)
ND (1911-1933)  48% Y#3.2 (Small bust with collar; vertical rosette)
ND (1933-1939)  12% Y#3.4 (Small bust with flat nose and collar; vertical rosette)
ND (1933-1939)  7% Y#3.5 (Small bust with collar; horizontal rosette)
ND (1939-1942)  28% Y#3.3 (Large bust with collar; vertical rosette)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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