Mystical Snow Lion Coin The difficult to obtain 1 Sho coin was issued in Tibet between 1918 and 1928. On the obverse, it shows the name of the Palace of Ga-den and the mystical snow lion, the important mythical creature from Buddhism. On the reverse, you can see the year of issue in Tibetan in the outer ring, and in the center, the denomination of 1 Sho. Tibet, the remote uplands of the Himalayas, is the highest region on earth. There, separate from the rest of the world, an impressive, independent culture arose over centuries. Tibetan Buddhism is represented by the famous Dalai Lama all over the world.