BHUTAN deb rupee (1820-35 AD)


BHUTAN, deb rupee, no date (1820-35 AD), Obverse: SA above RA of NDRA, 2 dots to right, silver-lead alloy, 22mm, 3.85g, KM3.2, VF

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Bhutan in history was a secondary trade route between India and Tibet, and onward to China. If you were a trader and you were having problems with Nepal you might try to make a deal with Bhutan to get your caravans through.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.