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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Tibetan Gold Coins

Some new Tibetan gold coins have been issued by the Chinese Government.

According to a CCTV broadcast:

"The China Gold Coin Incorporation displayed the "Tibetan Gold" collection for the first time in southern Guangzhou city on Sunday. The issue ceremony was overseen by a living Buddha from Tibet.

A rare sight - a high-ranked living Buddha was the emcee of the coin release. This "Tibetan Gold" amulet is one of 99,999 released, all made of 99.9 percent pure gold. The piece is composed of two gold coins, both depicting images of Buddha. One coin is for men, with a weight of a quarter of ounce; the other coin is for women, with a weight of one-tenth of an ounce.

One set of two coins is priced at 3,800 yuan. All the coins have been blessed by the 11th Panchen Lama and the Lhasa Jokhang Temple.

Also released are the commemorative gold coins of 11th Panchen Lama at a price of 6,000 yuan, Tibetan Railway's completion at a price of 7,800 yuan and 2,550 golden Buddha images."

Tibet has a long history of gold coins some of which can be obtained through specialist dealers on the internet although they are few and far between and require some patience to ferret out. Some of the earlier one, prior to the Chinese occupation, are of excellent value provided you can get them in their original condition.

But gold is gold and new Tibetan gold coins are still valuable and much sort after but with a little patience can still be found!


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