1½ Srang

Features

Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 10-20 (1936-1946)
Calendar Tibetan
Value 1-1/2 Srang (3/2)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.00 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 21438
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 24,
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# 660
Lin Gwo Ming, Ma Tak Wo; 2008. Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins (7th edition). Tak Wo Numismatic, Hong Kong.

Obverse

Snow lion facing left in front of Mount Kailash with two suns in the background, all surrounded four Buddhist auspicious symbols (a white parasol, a conch shell, a pair of golden fish, and an endless knot) and Tibetan characters.

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

Reverse

Treasure vase (a Buddhist auspicious symbol) containing foliage with scroll ornaments around, all surrounded three Buddhist auspicious symbols (a victory banner, a dharma wheel, and a lotus flower) and Tibetan characters.

Script: Tibetan

Lettering: རབ་བྱུང་ བཅུ་དྲུག་ལོ་ ལོ་ ཉིཤུ་ སྲང་ ༡༥

Translation:
rab byung bcu drug lo nyi shu srang 1/5
Cycle sixteen, Year twenty, 1-1/2 Srang

Edge

Reeded.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
10 (1936)  0% བཅུ་དྲུག - བཅུ (coin rotation)
10 (1936)  61% བཅུ་དྲུག - བཅུ (medal rotation)
11 (1937)  42% བཅུ་དྲུག - བཅུག
12 (1938)  11% བཅུ་དྲུག - བཅུས
20 (1946)  8% བཅུ་དྲུག - ཉིཤུ

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