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50 Tam, (1926-41)

50 Tam, (1926-41) front
50 Tam, (1926-41) back

Enlarge: Front50 Tam, (1926-41) front
 & Back50 Tam, (1926-41) back

Wood Block printing on hand made paper. The 2 holes on the right were used to tie the notes together in a "booklet" of ten.

Front: 2 lions

Back: lion, dragon, tiger and stylized creature

 

10 Srang, (1941-48)

10 Srang, (1941-48) front
10 Srang, (1941-48) back

Enlarge: Front10 Srang, (1941-48) front
 & Back10 Srang, (1941-48) back

Wood Block printing on hand made paper. The note was made by pasting together 3 sheets, the middle one having a 2-line security legend printed on it. The 2 holes on the right were used to tie the notes together in a "booklet" of ten.

Front: 2 lions

Back: Dragons and lions

 

100 Srang, (1942-59)

100 strang (1942-59) front
100 strang (1942-59) back

Wood Block printing on hand made paper. The note was made by pasting together 3 sheets, the middle one having a 2-line security legend printed on it.

Front: 2 lions with fruit bowl at center

Back: Seated Buddhda at center

Back to Asia

Tibet, an autonomous region of China, is located in central Asia between Himalayan and Kunlun Mountains.

Tibetans have developed their own language, which is different from the Chinese, and most of them believed in Lamaism, a form of Buddhism. The religious leader, the Dalai Lama, ruled the region from the 17th century to the 1900s. The British in India achieved some influence in the early 20th century, and encouraged Tibet to declare its independence from China in 1913.

Chinese Communist troops invaded Tibet in 1950. After a token resistance, Tibet signed an agreement with China in which China recognized the the spiritual and temporal leadership of the Dalai Lama, and Tibet recognized the sovereignty of China.

In 1959, a nationwide revolt triggered by Communist-initiated land reform broke out. The revolt was crushed, and the Dalai Lama fled to India. The Chinese made Tibet an autonomous region of China in 1965.

Tibet issued its own currency 1912-1959.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on China.

 

 

 

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