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.