Nepal Coin Series 1979

Complete Set of 6 nos of commemorative postage stamps on coins of Nepal from different times : LichchhaviMalla and Shah :

Licchavi King Mandev : Sri Mananka and Sri BhoginiKing Mahendra Malla : Sri Mat Kashthamandapasyadhipati and Sri Sri Jaya Mahendra Malla DevasyaPrithvi Narayan Shah Mohar : Sri Gorakhnath and Sri BhavaniIssued by Nepal

Issued on Dec 16, 1979

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Kathmandu

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 5 Paisa (2), 15 Paisa (2) and 1 Rupee (2)

Colour : Single colour

About : 

  • Lichchhavi Coin – The copper coin issued in the fifth century A.D. By Mandev, the first king of Lichchhavi dynasty has been regarded as the oldest coin of Nepal. On the obverse of the coin the legend “Sri Mananka” along with the image of lion and on the reverse “Sri Bhogini” and the goddess seated on lotus have been engraved.
  • Malla Coin – The coin brought out by King Mahendra Malla in the sixteenth century A.D. Is considered as the oldest silver coin of the Kathmandu valley. The legend “Sri Mat Kashthamandapasyadhipati” on one side and “Sri Sri Jaya Mahendra Malla Devasya” on the other have been depicted.
  • Shah Coin – The silver double mohar of H. M. King Prithvi Narayan Singh, the great is the famous coin among the coins of the Shah dynasty. On the obverse of this coin “Sri Sri Prithvi Narayan Shah Dev” and on the reverse “Sri Sri Sri Gorakhnath” along with “Sri Sri Bhavani” have been inscribed and the year 1693 in Shaka Sambat is also inserted on it.

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