Why Tibetans don’t accept coins
Many Tibetans won’t accept coins and there are different opinions about this phenomenon, mainly as follows:
A) Coins do not circulate in Tibet because there are no Tibetan words on coins. As a matter of fact, Tibetan words can be found on all paper money, even on the 10-cent notes in China, but not on coins. However, Others argue that this does not hold water, because not many Tibetans know the written language.
B) Public transportation is not advanced in Tibet, so coins can not be used for its most popular purpose as a ticket replacement as in other cities in China.
C) Coins are not easy to carry around. The large pocket of the Tibetan robe is too big to store small items such as coins.