The profits from the sale of the gold coins are used towards the development of small scale industries in the Tibetan settlements in India and help to become economically self-sufficient in the long run.
As per The Executive Committee of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th Anniversary
Commemorative Gold Coin Project:
The aim of this project was to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama . The Gold Coin has the official guarantee of by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and is approved by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Specifications:
Also to further strengthen the unity of the Tibetan people and to realize the future vision of Tibet and Tibetans and to promote the economic self-sufficiency of the exiled Tibetan community
To appeal to the world that the Tibetan Government in exile is actively functioning and that it is carrying out efforts to make the exiled Tibetan community self-sufficient.
Approved by : His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Sponsored by : Department of Finance, Tibetan Government in Exile, India
Quality of Commemorative Gold Coin
Purity of gold : 999.9/1000
Weight : 31.103 grams (1 troy ounce)
Selling Price : £660
Number of coins : 10,000
The gold coins were minted at POBJOY MINT LTD, an internationally known company based in the United Kingdom with over 300 years of experience.
It is still possible to get these Tibetan gold coins but it will mean plenty of patience and searching around.