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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

Zhunggo xizang qianbi, (tib.: Krung go'i bod kyi dngul), Beijing, 2002, 490 p., hard cover, A4 format.


This beautiful book shows in big color plates all types of Tibetan coinage as well as many rare patters. The great strenght is in the valuable pictures of printing blocks for paper money as well as minting stamps for coins, pictures of the old mints around Lhasa, banknotes that were printed only to some degree

old printing blocks for bank notes:

minting moulds for coins:

rare coins like here: silver sang gang sho nga (1 sang 5 sho or 1,5 Sang)

undated first Tibetan coins

the historical mints and machinery





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