3 Sho


Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 20 (1946)
Calendar Tibetan
Value 3 Sho (0.3)
Currency Srang (1792-1959)
Composition Copper
Weight 8.30 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 31840
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 27
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.


Snow lion facing left in front of Mount Kailash with two suns in the background, all surrounded four Buddhist auspicious symbols (a treasure vase, a victory banner, a pair of golden fish, and a lotus flower) and Tibetan characters.

Script: Tibetan

Lettering: དགའ་ལྡན་ཕོ་བྲང་ ཕྱོ་ ལས་རྣམ་ རྣམ་རྒྱལ

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


Tibetan characters with cloud above and triratna (triple gem) below, all surrounded four Buddhist auspicious symbols (a white parasol, a conch shell, a dharma wheel, and an endless knot) and Tibetan characters.

Script: Tibetan

རབ་བྱུང་ ༡༦་ ལོ་ ༢༠་
ཞོ་ གསུམ་

rab byung 16 lo 20 / zho ksum
Cycle 15, year 59 / Three Sho



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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
20 (1946)  100% Y#27.1: ༡༦ - ༢༠ (single cloud line)
20 (1946)  6% Y#27.2: ༡༦ - ༢༠ (double cloud line)

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