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Auction: CSS32 - The Numismatic Collectors' Series incl. The Nicholas Rhodes Collection of Tibetan Coins, Tibetan and Nepalese Banknotes
Lot: 153

Tibet, 50 Tam, dated T.E. 1659 (= AD 1913), blue, serial number 52935, black seal 1B. Second obverse block variety without gap between the last word dgu and the final vertical stroke at the end of the second line of the legend.

This note came from a small hoard of 50 Tam notes which was discovered in Lhasa during the process of demolishing an old house in 2001. The hoard comprised of about 16 notes, mostly in nice condition, which were bought by the Tibetan dealer Tshering Lhondup Lama who sold most of them to Bhupendra Narayan Shrestha (Kathmandu). (Bertsch, Wolfgang, The Paper Currency of Tibet, Gundernhausen near Darmstadt (Germany) and Lalitpur (Nepal), 2012, p. 53).
(Pick 6, YZM 876), Good very fine and scarce.


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