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Information about currency: Tibetan Tangka

Currency nameTibetan Tangka
Dates1763 - 1941

1 Tangka = 15 Skar


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.

Currency Tibetan Tangka was used:
Country From To
Tibet Tibetan Tangka 1763 1941