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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nepal 5 paisa

Nepal 5 paisa, 1943
nepal 5 paisa 1943Metal: copper-nickel-zinc
Obverse: lamp within circle
Reverse: crescent moon and sun flank trident

5 paisa, 1963
nepal 5 paisa 1963Metal: Bronze
Diameter: 22.5mm
Date: 2020 VS=1963AD
Obverse: sun and moon flank trident in centre

The trident is symbolic of Lord Shiva, who is worshiped widely in Nepal.

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