Asarfi, Coin Type from Nepal - detailed information

Asarfi, Coin Type from Nepal (issued 1974 - )
Coin TypeAsarfi

Nepalese gold coins in general have been called asarfi, ashrapi and asharphi (with variant spellings in English such as asarphi). As with other parts of the South Asia region, gold coins were used much less frequently than silver, often being created for ceremonial or other special purposes (sometimes from the same die used for a silver piece).

Nepal produces gold coins occasionally as commemorative pieces or for the collectors’ or investors’ markets. Asarfi coins are not denominated in rupees, and vary by size and mass; they are all known as "asarfi" and are distinguished by their mass, e.g. "quarter ounce asarfi", "one ounce asarfi" etc.

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Asarfi: Details
CountryNepal
CurrencyNepalese Rupee
From1974
Face Value1 (x Asarfi)
CurrentYes
MaterialGold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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