5 Sho Moon and sun

Features

Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 23-27 (1949-1953)
Calendar Tibetan
Value 5 Sho (0.5)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Copper
Weight 8.70 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 19094
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 28a
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 in front of Mount Kailash (three mountain peaks) with moon and sun in the background.

Reverse

Tibetan characters surrounded by more characters within the petals of an eight-petalled lotus.

Script: Tibetan

Lettering:
དགའ་ལྡན་ཕོ་བྲང་ ཕྱོ་ ལས་རྣམ་ རྣམ་རྒྱལ།
རབ་བྱུང་
༡༦ ལོ་༢༦
ཉོ་ལྔ།

Translation:
dga' ldan pho brang phyo(gs) las rnam rgyal / rab byung / 16 lo 26 / zho lnga
The Ganden palace, victorious in all directions / Cycle 16, year 26, 5 Sho

Edge

Reeded.

Comments

A documentation showing the different dot varieties:

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
23 (1949)  $ 10 33% ༡༦ - ༢༣ (dots at position A and B)
24 (1950)  7% ༡༦ - ༢༤ (dots at position A and B; with cloud merged with mountain)
24 (1950)  11% ༡༦ - ༢༤ (dots at position A and B; with moon cut over sun)
24 (1950)  10% ༡༦ - ༢༤ (dots at position A and B)
24 (1950)  $ 8.58 19% ༡༦ - ༢༤ (dots at position B)
24 (1950)  0% ༡༦ - ༢༤/༢༣ (overdate; dots at position A and B)
25 (1951)  7% ༡༦ - ༢༥ (dot at position A)
25 (1951)  3% ༡༦ - ༢༥ (dots at position A and B; with moon cut over sun)
25 (1951)  5% ༡༦ - ༢༥ (dots at position A and B)
25 (1951)  14% ༡༦ - ༢༥/༢༤ (overdate; dots at position A and B)
26 (1952)  6% ༡༦ - ༢༦ (dots at position A and B)
26 (1952)  5% ༡༦ - ༢༦ (dots at position A)
27 (1953)  0% ༡༦ - ༢༧ (dot at position A and B)
27 (1953)  6% ༡༦ - ༢༧ (dots at position A)
27 (1953)  9% ༡༦ - ༢༧ (without dots)

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