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.
Of 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, www.coinhirsch.de
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