Music has the power to take you a different world, relieve you from all your worries and relax your mind. From a very long time, human beings have indulged themselves in all kinds of music and it has become an important element of cultures from around the world. Several commemorative coins with musicians have been issued to celebrate famous musicians form different countries.
While Christopher Columbus sailed west, looking for the India. Vasco da Gama sailed south and east and found what the others were looking for. It was on 20th May 1498 Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama set foot on the west coast of India. The arrival of Portuguese in India encouraged many other European countries to sail eastwards. India soon became a market for the western countries.
They say technology has its own side-effects. One of them is that it has led to increased counterfeiting activities. The reason behind this is the vast improvement in printing technologies. Making fake notes keeps getting easier than before due to these advancements. Stern measures have to be taken to counter such kind of illegal activities. Central banks all over the world keep upgrading and implementing the latest security features on banknotes to tackle this serious problem. Let’s take a look at the security features on Indian banknotes which will help you identify real and fake notes.
After the Paper Currency Act was enacted in 1861 CE under the rule of British India, paper money began to be officially issued by the government. The act effectively ended the bank’s authority to issue notes. It gave the government monopoly over currency issues in India. James Wilson, the first Finance Member of the Government of India in 1859 CE, put in place initiatives that would introduce Indian banknotes issued by the government.
Unlike other monarchs of Britain, King George V had a very distinct personality. Some historians have called him a ‘dull’ man. Calling someone ‘dull’ is a matter of choice though and hence is very subjective. It was only because his ordinary lifestyle did not match up to a King’s status that he attracted controversies like these. One thing that makes him different though was his love for stamp collection. In a way, he not only shaped the structure of Monarchy in Britain but is someone who revived philately as a hobby. Considering his position and stature, he is considered as one of the most famous stamp collectors of the world.
The figure of Goddess Britannia is familiar to everybody, a female personification of the island of Great Britain. The martial Britannia was used as an emblem of British imperial power and unity. Goddess Britannia also featured on the banknotes issued by the Bank of England and on the reverse of the penny.
India has a magnificent history. All of it is beautifully reflected on the kind of architecture and monuments that the country is adorned with. Some of it is as old as thousand long years. Monuments on Indian banknotes will give you an overview about the country’s illustrious past. Let’s take a tour then.