Nepal Mohar (Prithvi Bir Bikram)  1881 to 1911
Nepal Mohar (Prithvi Bir Bikram) 1881 to 1911

Coins from Nepal are tough for Westerners. The elaborate symbology, much of it Buddhist, is foreign to Western eyes. Rudy has described a coin with 'lots of letters' and 'the appearance of a calendar.' Coins from King Prithvi Bir Bikram come to mind, although there is a good chance Rudy has a different coin.

Write to CoinQuest and send a picture of your coin. We may be able to help. Start an e-mail exchange using the Contact Us link.

Silver mohars, although exotic, do not command very high values due to lack of collector interest. CoinQuest expects, however, that this will change rapidly as the Internet exposes more and more people to the joys (and frustrations) of coin collecting. Catalog values for these coins run like this:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $30

If you have a nice looking example of one of these coins, it is wise to seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for a first-hand appraisal. There is a complicated dating system on Nepalese coins. Some insight can be gained at this CoinQuest link.

Note that Rudy describes his coin as highly polished (that's bad), corroded, and harshly cleaned. With all those problems working against his coin, it will not be worth very much. See our Important Terminology page for more information.

Coin: 13220 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: rudy valdez, Sat, 08-Dec-2012 11:07:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 02:50:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 24-Nov-2014 15:47:42 GMT
Requester description: 1824 there are so many cant make them all out it looks like a small calender with a numbers on the face.
Tags: nepal mohar prithvi bir bikram so calender calendar calander calendars circle square beads dot buddhist circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box beaded period beading pionts point periods dots points bead buddha buddah buddhism pearl rectangle pearls rectangular rectangles


I have a ancient coin of 1622 BS (450 years old) It have nearly similar look with given coin her. I wanna put in auction. - David Tylor
You have to identify the coin first, and get an approximate value. You can send us pictures of front and back. Use the Contact button at the top of the home page to start an e-mail exchange. Then send pics by e-mail. - CoinQuest (Paul)





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