Tibet "(1947) 16-21" X#1 Valcambi Mint 1978 Restrike - 5 Sho (Copper) - Graded PR67 by PCGS - CERT VERIFICATION #43855682

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Tibet "(1947) 16-21" X#1 Valcambi Mint 1978 Restrike - 5 Sho (Copper) - Graded PR67 by PCGS. 

This is the Copper proof release of this range, which from a worldwide maximum mintage of 2000, only 1000 were actually struck.

"Very well struck with minor imperfections visible without magnification."

From a population of 65, with 113 graded higher.

Verify this coin's authenticity here:

https://www.pcgs.com/cert/43855682

These facsimile re-strikes have quite an interesting history. Struck in extremely limited numbers by the Valcambi Mint, authorised by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, these coins were the brainchild of three South Australian Numismatists and their company Tibetan Coin Distributors.

The 1947 re-strikes were the second round of releases, and featured the 5 Sho (the first being the 10 Srang)

You can read the story of these re-strikes at the following link:

http://docplayer.net/40301932-The-australian-story-behind-two-tibetan-facsimile-re-strikes-1950-ten-srang-and-1947-five-sho.html

This coin also includes the original case with certificate of authenticity, though the coin has been removed for grading and now resides inside a slab.

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