The Venetian Ducats were gold and silver coins that gained international acceptance for the trade between Europe and Asia from the 14th century BCE to 18th century BCE. The word ducat comes from the Medieval Latin ducatus meaning “relating to a duke (or dukedom)”, and initially meant “duke’s coin” or a “duchy’s coin”. One of the most popular of ducats was the Gold Ducat of Venice.
In today’s times, a 100 Rupees note is very commonly used and circulated throughout the country on a large scale. Any average Indian would need at least a 100 Rupees note to survive a normal day in the country. But have you ever wondered, the 100 Rs note that you probably have in your wallet at the moment has gone through several design changes? Yes, right from Hindostan Bank issues to Bank of Bengal let’s find out the major and minor design changes that have been made to the Rs. 100 banknote over the years.
In this world of mobiles and computers the word letter or postcard has been outdated just like a box of old letters and postcard left forgotten in a corner of an attic. So is an old book of stamps with watermarks on them. Though stamp collecting seems a bit out of fashion, the hobby is back in a vogue since few decades and these little pieces of forgotten past are getting tremendous attention from the world.
As the World’s Greatest Sporting event, Rio Olympics 2016 was inching closer to its final day, every Indian waited anxiously for the first medal to fall into the kitty. Team India at Rio saw a rather disappointing start with all the big players failing to fulfil the aspirations of the country. The hopes were high and the chances for a medal looked even bleaker. To motivate the Indian players, Rio Olympics Indian Stamps were issued by India Post.
Coin collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It is a great way to learn about the historical, political and economical aspects of a country. But as they say, you need to start somewhere. If you have been thinking for a while about collecting coins, here are some basic coin collecting tips and tricks that will get you started!
There are a million reasons why India is like a honey-pot for travellers who flock in from all over the world to experience something completely magical. It’s the vibrant kaleidoscope of traditions, history and cultures that makes India such a unique country which are also depicted on stamps of India. Even in rich diversity one gets to see oneness in the spirit of India. Several stamps have been released by India Post which signifies this beautiful aspect. Today let’s take a tour through some of the most popular monuments that have been depicted on Indian stamps.