TIBET: pattern AR 5 sho (5.02g), ND (1928-30), PCGS graded Specimen 62

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TIBET: pattern AR 5 sho (5.02g), ND (1928-30), PCGS graded Specimen 62
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TIBET: pattern AR 5 sho (5.02g), ND (1928-30), KM-PnA12, YZM-497, Autonomous Tibetan issue, crouching snow lion, facing left, looking diagonally upwards right with sun and three ornaments above and small mountain below, within a circular border to which eight lotus petals are attached, each containing one of the eight Buddhist auspicious emblems, with circle and beaded border around // Tibetan legend zho lnga ("five sho") at center of an ornamental cartouche, with the standard legend which refers to the Tibetan Government: dga' ldan pho brang phyogs las rnam rayal around, the legend’s syllables separated by the usual beads (Tibetan tsheg = "syllable marker"), this surrounded by a circle composed of cloud-shaped elements connected by arches, between each pair of which there is a bead, all within a beaded circular border, PCGS graded Specimen 62, RR, ex George Anderson Collection.

In older editions of the Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins, this coin was listed as a regular issue (as Y-32), but it is now believed that it is a pattern coin struck between 1928 and 1930 in the Dode mint with the imported coining presses from the British firm Taylor & Challen.