Nepal 1 and 2 Rupees 2001 to Date
Thanks so much, Lunna, for describing your coin in great detail. I wish all our visitors were like you. Often we get request like 'I have a coin. I can't read it. What's it worth?' lol!
So you can see by the picture that you have a modern 1 rupee from Nepal. The circle, square, and trident design appears on many Nepalese coins. Modern 2 rupee coins also have buildings on them. No older coins have buildings, but they have the circle, square, and trident design.
As to value, these coins are made of steel (often brass plated) and therefore carry no value due to precious metal. Roughly:
MODERN NEPALESE COINS:
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $5
Collectors like to add coins like this to their collections. They are willing to pay far above face value if the coin looks nice.
, Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Lunna, Mon, 01-Jun-2015 12:46:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 01-Jun-2015 21:42:22 GMT
Requester description: On one side, there's three words written in what seems to be arabic kind of alphabet surrounding a building that appears to have asian looking architecture. Below the building, there's a symbol, also appears arab, that looks like an interrogation mark.
On the other side there's a circle with a square in the middle of it. There are symbols and leters both in the circle and the square. The square has lines that start at roughly 1/3 of each side and meet in the middle of the coin, forming a tiny circle within the square. In this tiny circle, there's a symbol that seems like a trident.
Both the sides of the coin have tiny dots surrounding the border.
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