The 1990 Nepal Silver 250 Rupee Proof, Save The Children, Commemorative Coin

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”Blackbirds tend to like Shiny Things” ~ The Bloody Raven

I was attracted this shiny piece from Nepal of a favorite Canadian e-tailer in Ontario. I put in a bid at what I thought as a significant discount of the posted 2017 Krause Catalogue value, as one of those ‘not totally interested’ but for the sake of recreational sport bidding. I didn’t expect to win at my low bid.

One thing I’ve observed on my auction experience and talks with Members of the local coins club is that published Trend Prices do not reflect the reality of collectable prices as the older generation tries to pass on their collection to an uninterested newer generation. Retiring Baby Boomers end up liquidating their collections resulting in an oversupply and dealers don’t have much choice but reduce their prices. So there is a squeeze in overall prices except for exceptional high quality rarities.

With that in mind, one thing led to another and voila, here she is! Free shipping and a passing the CCT Silver Slide test! I will discuss this test on later blog on this Low Tech non-destructive testing solution.

Where is Nepal?

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Flag of Nepal by T Bimal under CCO 4.0 Location of Nepal by TUBS under CCO 3.0

The Exotic Coin

1990 Nepal 250 Rupees
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Reverse: Dancing Children, Nepal 1990, SAVE THE CHILDREN, Rs250
250 Nepalese Rupees, Vikram Samvat Calender 2047 (1990)
Sterling Silver 0.925
Weight 19.44g
Diameter 36mm, thickness 2.3mm

This is only one coin of a series of Commemorative coins initiated by the SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND an international Nongovernmental organization based in London in United Kingdom, founded in April 1919.

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. ~ Wiki

This series comprise of a coin from 12 different countries; Botswana, Gambia, Indonesia, Nepal, Oman, Sierra Leone, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Mongolia, the Philippines, Zambia and I believe Suriname.
Mintage are be limited to 3000 22K gold coins and 20,000 in sterling silver and were available in sets only by subscription at the time.
This series is minted by the British Royal Mint.

Ah, so someone had to bust a set to free this coin!

1990 Nepal 250 Rupees
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Obverse; Royal Symbol of King Birendra Bir Bikram
Mintage of 20,000
Reference# KM#1055

A beautiful Obverse of a Symbol that I thought was a religious symbol at first but turned out as the symbol of the reigning King Birendra Bir Bikram at the time. This design is similar to that of a Coat of Arms like a country as in some coining traditions go.
The Nepalese Bank had long decided for the Royal symbol rather than a portrait of the King himself as far coins were concerned. Apparently this is the Nepalese tradition with previous coinage in the distant past.

The CCT Slide: Test for Silver Authenticity
By CyberCurtainTwitcher on YouTube.

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An Exotic Banknote

Again, I wish to thank my friend Punky’s Dad for loaning me this banknote from his personal collection.

2006 50 Nepal Rupees
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Front; King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Golden Jubilee logo, Mt. Machhapuc
NRB Head Office Bilding, Ashoka Pillar
Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Nepal Rastra Bank

King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev featured here was the last Hindu king of Nepal following the death of King Birendra Bir Bikram in 2001. In 2008 Nepal became a Constitutional Republic that ended Monarchy rule.

2006 50 Nepal Rupees
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Back; Mt. Ama Dablam, Pair of Dampe bird
security thread, watermark of the King
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient GMBH Germany
Mintage 20 million
Reference# NRB-104, P# 52

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References

1. My own pictures shot with a Samsung SM-A530W
P. Image under Pixabay
R. Clip art from 123RF
W. Wiki Commons

SAVE THE CHILDREN International
Wayback Machine: 2006 50 Nepal Rupee Banknote Pdf file of ref. p.83
Britannica: King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal
Tampa Bay Archives: Save the Children Coin Series

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“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”

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I did not know this coin or its eleven cousins. Living and learning. Thank you!
!trdo

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A bit tricky finding information on this Coin and Note as I am NOT fluent in Nepalese Sandskrit.
I just happened to stumble upon an Archived old Numismatic book on an obscure link in the middle of a dark and stormy night.
Thanks for the Trendos @ronaldoavelino

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The retiring Baby Boomers has provides us the younger generation the opportunity to own some of the beautiful coins from their collection.
That is a beautiful coin from Nepal. You are fast becoming a connoisseur of old (and new)-world coins. Lovely and colorful notes too! Thanks for the background on that country. Perhaps after Bermuda, we can also plan for a trip to Nepal ... for sure we will have left-over funds from the lottery winnings, hahaha.
Have a lovely day, sis @kerrislravenhil! Take care 🥰🌺🤙 and a million hugs and kisses 🤗💕😘

I can almost feel the warm sandy surf churn around my pale feet in the moonlight as I sip on a Bloody Mary.
Checking my local BC649 lottery, my number choices will be based on my secret patient's urinary output.

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Always, with Love 💗 🥰 🌷 🎏

Aww, love that one. I dance with the princesses at least every other day🥰

Such a pretty coin, outside what I'd usually collect. With shipping free from the reputable seller, and I had just cashed in a huge load of pop can for their deposits.
Then, it's Sister coin from Suriname sold for $400 a week later from the same seller, Holy Cow. Am I sitting on a rarer coin than I thought?
Thanks for commenting @enginewitty

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Very intetesting design Raven, ive never seen that one before

With only 20,000 worldwide it may be a challenge to find even on Ebay as I last checked. It's also hard to find information on these especially when I can't read Nepalese Sandskrit, or how many sets were sold into the public. I think a Suriname version of the set recently sold for over $400, oh my.... must be a mistake.
Thanks for the comment @silverd510

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I Learned some new things today, thank you @kerrislravenhill

Learned from the Master.
Vintage Mintage of 20k or less is got to be good.
Thanks for Commenting @stokjockey

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Well, that 1990 Nepal 250 Rupees coin is definitely a cool piece. 20,000 minted and only in a set and only by subscription.

Very cool 👌

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I don't see too many of these around on Ebay, not even fake ones. But I watched a Suriname Save the Children Proof coin, likely from the same set as it was the same seller saw a hammer price of $400.
Thanks for loaning me your eyes here @anchormetals

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What a good fine where someone broke up a set!! Were there any of the other coins available that made up the set??

There was a Suriname 'Save The Children' coin that surfaced from the same Ebay seller a few weeks after and the bidding went up to$400 between two new bidders, I gave up before $45 , too rich for me to get the cousin of this one. This makes me wonder what the real value of my Nepal coin?
Thanks for the comment @silvertop

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Wow I think I would abandon ship too @kerrislravenhill!
Thats part of the online Silver shopping fun looking for the bargains!!
Enjoy your weekend my friend!!!!

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