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Nepali coinage for Tibet

Biligual sino Tibetan coins

Kongpar Tamka

Ganden Tamka

Kelsang Tamka

Kar, Sho and Sang coinage
yet to come!!!

Chinese coins for tibet
yet to come!!!


Ration coupons


 tibetan coin books:

coin catalogue by Yin Zhen Min: 24,99

krung govi bod kyi dngul:

A Study of Tibetan Paper Money by Wolfgang Bertsch

The Currency of Tibet by Wolfgang Bertsch

Geld aus Tibet by Karl Gabrisch

For more books in Tibetan language see:




a beautiful page by myself on Chinese Ration Coupons, so far mainly the minority areas like Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Guangxi (it is still under construction, but one can see already some of the enornous effort):


and here the link to it's online store:


or interested in little antiques from Tibet:


I have a new project going on: it does not really fit with my coins ... but this is a birdwatching site for Tibet. I show pictures if the birds I can find here:




Zhongguo xizang qianbi mulu

Yin Zhengmin, Zhongguo xizang qianbi mulu,
Lhasa, Xizang Minzu Chubanshe, 2004, 261 p.

A new fantastic catalogue for Tibetan coins from the very beginning up to 1959.
So far this catalogue is the most extensive and comprehensive available. On 261 pages all coins are shown on colour pictures with lots of varieties, errors, overprints, Nepali coins for circulation in Tibet etc.
Language is in Chinese, nevertheless this catalogue is helpful to someone who does not speak Chinese. One does not need to be able the Chinese texts because there is a picture for every coin and one can figure out the date, weight, the size and the price even without knowing Chinese.

The weakest point is maybe the prices. The author lives in Lhasa Tibet and collected there coins for over 30 years. Prices are his buying prices in that period - prices he once got his coins for and he now wishes to get them for. Nevertheless prices show the relations of value of the coins.

A must for every Tibet collector!!!!!!!!

yin zhen min

The author with me and translator 2005.





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