Information about currency: Tibetan Tangka

Tibetan Tangka (1763 - 1941)
Currency NameTibetan Tangka
System1 Tangka = 15 Skar
Description

The tangka (Tibetan: Tam or dngul Tam = silver tangka) was a currency of Tibet until 1941. It was subdivided into 15 skar or 1½ sho and, from 1909, it circulated alongside the srang, worth 10 sho.

Coins struck to the tangka standard were first minted in 1763/64 and 1785 and in larger numbers from 1791 to 1948. They exhibit a wide array of varieties and yet maintain a consistent fabric and type.

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Tibetan Tangka: Details
Issued ByTibet
From1763
To1941
Tibetan Tangka: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
Flag of Tibet Tibet Tibetan Tangka 1763 1941