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Tibet Coins at Hirsch Auction
November 23, 2009

Great Tibet Selections in This Weeks Hirsch Auction 264

Hidden away in the Gerhard Hirsch Auction 264 scheduled to close November 24 & 25 this week are a small grouping of very interesting coins of Tibet. There is a rare Y#9 silver Srang dated CD 1 (1909) in fine condition, with nice eye appeal, plus a few select group lots well worth a look.

02263-WWW.jpgOf most interest to specialists in this area of numismatics however, may be lot 2263, which offers a copper strike of a right facing bust version of the Rupee trade coin. This may be a pattern, a fantasy piece or a counterfeit, but whatever it is I find it most curious and captivating. Readers, if you can clarify the origins and qualities of this piece, please click on the comment box and speak up.

Check out the Tibet lots, as well as all the other wonderful offerings for the Hirsch Auction 264 at their website,

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Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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