Tibet Silver Coin - Scarce Coin from Mysterious Forbidden Land

Tibet is one of the world’s most isolated nations, home to the Buddhist Dalai Lama for centuries before being invaded by China. Outsiders were few and far between, and what little coinage they had was rarely seen outside Tibet. This beautiful silver coin, known as the Ga-Den Silver Tanka, was minted with minor design variations between 1850 and 1948. It shows a lotus flower surrounded by the eight Buddhist lucky symbols which are believed to bring good fortune and ward off evil.

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