⅛ Sho - 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 1/8 Sho (1/80)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.20 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 270810
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# A7
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

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་
ཞོ་ འི་ ༨༡་

Translation:
shon thong / kri / lo 1 / zho 'i 8/1
Xuantong, Year 1 / 1/8 of Sho

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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1 (1909)  ལོ་ ༡

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