The first gold medal made at Lhasa and awarded by Dalai Lama, in 1912, to Mr. S.W. Laden in recognition of services rendered to his Holiness in India.
Awarded to various persons from the Dalai Lama XIII. The name of the
recipient is engraved on the edge.
Ref: Gabrisch 152
Diam 38.7 mm
Edge: 256 reeds, with blank segment
On the award of the title Dzasa for RaiBahadur (Norbhu Thondup) O.B.E. in theFire-Ox Year (1937) through the Reting Regent.Ref: Gabrisch 153 Code M4Commemorative CoinA commemorative coin was issued on the 14th anniversary of the enthronement of H.H. Dalai Lama XIV in the Year 1966. Authorized by the Dalai Lama and mintedby the Franklin Mint in 1966. The issuewas struck in Gold Proof (1 piece); .999 fine silver (100 pieces); silverklad proof (698 pieces); FrankliniumII Proof (600 pieces); and Proof Like(600 pieces).
Portrait of H.H. the Dalai Lama XIVsurrounded by Tibetan script reading:
rgyal-dbang-sku-phrong-bcu-bzni-pa-l On the 14th anniversary of the enthronement - King's Year 2093. Beaded border.
Two mythical snow lions holding the wheelof law in front of 3-peaked mountains with sun and moon. At the base is Tibetan script reading:No matter how strongly the wind of evil may blow, it cannot extinguish theflame of truth.This emblem symbolizes Tibetan sovereignty.The above enclosed in a 24-mm circle. Eight fleurets each containing Tibetan script above the circle. A bead is located at the junction of the fleurets. Tibet script reads:
gangs-ljongs-rgval-khab-chos-srid-gnyis-ldan Tibetan Kingdom, spiritual and Temporalruler.Beaded border.
Diam. 68 mm
Metal: Bronze with Patina Gilded Bronze
Commemorative Medal to celebrate the
1989 Nobel Peace Award.
Diam. 30 mm
Metal: Sterling silver Gilded Bronze
Ref: The Council for Religious and Cultural Affairs of His Holiness theDalai Lama has commissioned a commemorative medal to celebrate the1989 Nobel Peace Prize Award. Mintedby Arthur Bartand, Paris 1991.
His Holiness the Tenzin Gyatso was born in Tibet in 1935. Confirmed at the age of four as the unmistaken reincarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, he was installed on the golden throne in the Potala. At the age of six, his educationstarted under the guidance of two tutors.When he was 25, he received the degree ofGeshe Lharampa .In 1950, China invaded Tibet. Despite the efforts of His Holiness to coexist peacefully with the Chinese, conditions deteriorated and in 1959, he was forced to seek asylum in India, followed by tens of thousands of people faithful to him.His Holiness reconstituted his governmentin exile and in 1963, promulgated a new democratic constitution. In recognition of his contributions to the ideals of compassion, kindness and dialogue between nations, His Holiness was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in1989.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas.Protector of Tibet, Avalokiteshvara has continually reincarnated there in the form of religious kings, renowned Buddhist masters, translators and DalaiLamas, from the first, Gedun Drub, to the present fourteenth.The Map of Tibet shows the three provinces (U-tsang,Kham, Amdo), which constituted Tibet in its integrity when it was a free nation. The Potala, placed on the medal above Avalokiteshvara, is the earthly representation of his celestial abode. The Potala was the residence of the religious Kings and Dalai Lamas. It was the seat of the Tibetan Government. Two medals were authorized by his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and were struck by the Valcambi Mint, Switzerland.
Diam. 32.3 mm
M5A Gold Proof Wt. 15.63 gms.
M5B Silver Proof Wt. 18.00 gms.
M5C Cupronikel Wt. 13.10 gms.
The first medals were patterned after the 1950 1- Srang coins and were minted in May, 1978, in the Valcambi Mint. The issues struck were: Fine Gold Proof (500 pieces); .925 Fine Silver Proof (2000 pieces); and Cupronikel (5000 pieces).
Diam. 29.5 mm
M6A Gold Proof Wt. 13.0 gms.
M6B Silver Proof Wt. 11.0 gms.
M6C Copper Proof Wt. ?
The second medals were patterned after the 1949 5 Sho coins and were minted in July, 1980, at the Valcambi Mint. The issues struck were .500 Fine Gold Proofs (250 pieces); .925 Fine Silver Proofs (1000 pieces); Copper Proof (2000 pieces).