Origin: Struck on the isolated Tibetan Plateau, these intricate silver Ga-den Tang'ka coins certainly rank among the most beautiful money ever produced.
Buddhist monks have long settled Tibet amongst the towering Himalayas, and this religious heritage heavily influenced the design of these coins. Variations of Tang'ka coins were struck between the reigns of the 12th and 14th Dalai Llamas (c. 1850 - 1948), with the basic design being inspired by Nepali and Indian coinage.
Pictured on the obverse is a lotus flower surrounded by eight Buddhist symbols of good luck: a vase, a golden fish, amphora of ambrosia, another lotus, a shell, an infinite knot, an umbrella, a banner, and the wheel of law. The reverse bears a Tibetan inscription praising the Dalai Llama's residence of Ga-den: "Ga-den Palace, victorious in all directions."
Each of our Tang'ka coins has been inspected by an ANA Certified numismatist and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Tibetan Buddhist monastery with monk, 1929.
Your order will include:
One Tibetan Tang'ka coin
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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