Coins Commemorate Buddha
issued coins commemorating Buddha, who was born there in about
566 BC. The religious philosopher and teacher is pictured in
meditation under a Bodhi tree on 1/2, 1/10 and 1/25 oz. gold
coins. The Nordic Gold and silver coins feature the Lord Buddha
sitting beneath the Bodhi tree, spreading his teachings to his
disciples. The common reverse features the name of His Majesty
the King, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and the Nepalese calendar
year B.S. 2058, surrounded by religious and cultural emblems
gm. Nordic Gold (alloy of copper, aluminum and zinc) brilliant
uncirculated coin, mintage of 30,000, is priced at $14.95
and the 20 gm. sterling (925 fine) silver coin (15,000 made)
is $55. The 1/25 oz. gold brilliant uncirculated coin (25,000
made) is $39, the 1/10 oz. gold brilliant uncirculated coin
(15,000 made) is $55, and the 1/2 oz. pure (9999 fine) gold
proof (mintage of 2,500) is priced at $375.
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Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503. Credit card orders can be placed
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Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Lord Buddha, gained Enlightenment
and Nirvana while meditating under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya,
India at the age of 35. For the next 45 years, Lord Buddha
brought the teachings of wisdom and compassion throughout
India. He preached that the root cause of all human suffering
was desire, and that the elimination of desire in all forms
would lead to Nirvana (pure bliss).
teaching and practice entered Sri Lanka (third century BC) and
other parts of Southeast Asia. Monks carried the religion to
China in the second century, Korea in the fourth century and
to Japan and Tibet in the seventh century. Over half of the
world's population now live in areas where Buddhism has been,
or is now, the dominant practice.