“The main task before India today is to consolidate herself into a well-knit and united power”

Born on 31st October 1875 in (Nadiad) Gujarat, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a simple man who took on the hard job of amalgamating over 552 Princely States into one nation, India! Known as the ‘Iron Man’ of India, Sardar Patel lived a simple life and had very good diplomatic skills. Today let’s see how and why Sardar Patel got the epithet of ‘Iron Man’!

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American National Forests on Coins

The forest is considered as the piece of land with many trees, animals and other flora and fauna vertebrates. We all depend on the forest, sometimes in the air we breathe or in the woods to make our furniture. Forest provided habitat not only for animals but also for all living organisms. The ecosystem of forest plays a vital role in offering watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Forest also plays a vital role in stabilizing the climate; providing food and water for all living organisms, wood products, and medicines; and for supporting the world’s biodiversity. We all depend on forests, whether directly or indirectly for our livelihood. Besides forest plays an important role in our day-to- day life we can see that the quantity of forest in getting existent. Keeping this in mind the importance of Forest America had issued coins with the theme of forest. So, today we will discuss some of the commemorative coins of the USA that depict American National Forests on coins.

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Life Story of Sardar Patel

“My only desire is that India should be a good producer and no one should be hungry, shedding tears for food in the country”. Once in a generation there comes an intellectual leader and visionary, who aims for the skies while feet firmly on the ground, mind made of diamond and fists made of iron, whose passion and sharp mind sculpted today’s India. This is the Life Story of Sardar Patel narrated with the help of stamps and coins issued by the Government of India. Continue reading Life Story of Sardar Patel


The Revolt of 1857 ended the East India Company rule and the Queen assumed authority over the India. For the next 90 years the British Government ruled about 60% of India directly and the other 40% indirectly through native princes who followed British policies. During this time India went through many changes that were not just political and administrative but also witnessed changing economy and society.


Following the shifting of power from Company to British Government, a new series of coins were issued. From 1862 till Indian independence in 1947, coins were minted under the direct authority of the Crown. The British Indian coins were minted in Gold, Silver and Copper with different obverse and reverse die varieties which are helpful in their identification. The most peculiar feature of the British coinage is that they issued coins in two systems i.e. Fractional System and Decimal System.

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