Tibet Snow Lion Arrives at Coin Zoo

Written by Daniel on .

tibet 5-sho snow lion

The most recent arrival to Daniel's Coin Zoo is the mythological Tibetan Snow Lion. A few weeks earlier, I was not even aware of this coin (and its variations). It was brought to my attention by my friend Uri, who wondered if it deserved a place in the zoo. The answer was yes, of course, and the other day Uri's package arrived from Israel bearning my first snow lion.

The other thing that happened is that my Need It list grew again. Overall, I think the coin zoo collection is growing faster than the Need It list, so that's a good thing.

You can learn a little more about this wonderful copper coin by visiting the Asia section of the Coin Zoo and clicking the Tibet flag.

snow lion

This snow lion image appears on Tibet's emblem and flag. All those patches of green are actually tufts of fur. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

 

Snow Lions protect the entrance to the Potala Pallace

The large snow lion sculpture above can be found guarding the entrance to the Potala Palace in Tibet.