1 Tangka Presentation Tangka; silver

Features

Issuer Tibet (China)
Period Ganden Phodrang (1642-1959)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1910
Value 1 Tangka (1)
Currency Tangka (1640-1959)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.98 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 42709
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 14
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

Ornate lotus design surrounded by square containing Tibetan characters, all surrounded by decorative designs.

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

Eight-spoked wheel 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) within the petals of an eight-petalled lotus.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

These coins were struck for presentations to the monks, which later saw general circulation. While not dated, they were distributed during the Monlam Festival (the "Great Prayer" Festival) in early 1910.

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