There might not be a single day when you have not exchanged coins with someone. But, have you ever wondered how modern coins are minted? Let’s take a closer look at the coin minting process that is involved in striking the coins that you have with you, right now in your pockets!
It is that time of the year that every Indian has anticipated from a very long time! Celebrations are on, as Diwali is almost here and we present coins of India and stamps that are in some way related to his joyous occasion!
Hello, everyone! Interested in building Numismatic as your hobby? But do not know from where to start? So keeping in mind about the beginners, we have brought the basics of Numismatics for you. Today we have got few amazing Numismatics facts to add to your knowledge. So get little curious and let’s get started.
Old and tarnished, small pieces of metal were how Yaudheya coins were found for the first time by some canal digger way back in early 1800’s in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh). After which numerous hoards of tribal coins were found from Western U.P. Rajasthan and all over India and also present day Pakistan. Yaudheya coins caught the attention of great numismatist James Prinsep; but as there was no information available at that time he wrongly assigned these coins to Indo-Greek kings. Later after further research in Indian numismatics the coins were rightly assigned to ‘Yaudheya’ the warrior tribe. A new enchanting chapter of Tribal coins found its place in Ancient Indian History where there is depiction of temples on Yaudheya coins.
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!
Akbar was the third ruler of the Mughal Dynasty in India from 1556 to 1605. He succeeded Humayun and went on to become one the greatest Mughal Emperors to conquer almost the entire Indian Subcontinent north of the Godavari river. Coins of Akbar also reflect the power of this mighty emperor and they are the most exquisite and varied among the ones that were minted by other Mughal emperors. He was the one who made his mark with the help of Mughal military apart from political, cultural, and economic reforms that he introduced. His religiously and culturally diverse policies helped him gain support of the non-muslim sections of the society. He was the one who revolutionised Mughal style arts, painting, and architecture. Akbar preached about Din-i-Ilahi, a beautiful amalgamation of Islam, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity. He trusted his subjects, irrespective of their caste or religion and offered them important positions in the administrative and military setups. He got rid of the sectarian and celebrated all kinds of festivals.
Which type are you? Someone who likes to have his/ her tea on sofa, put their legs up and watch the raindrops trickle down the windows or someone who likes to go out there and get all drenched? Whichever type you are; you can’t not fall in love with rains! We thought of giving the monsoons a Mintage World twist. Starting with the ancient Indian musical raga, Raag malhar
They say that play of words can move a million hearts. Poets and writers have given the world a new pair of eyes through their works. Who could have thought of inscribing meaningful couplets on coins? It’s fascinating indeed to find out more about Indian coins with couplets that were mostly minted during the regime of the Mughal Emperors. Before the Mughals, the Guptas had also minted coins with metrical legends on them.
Coins are a form of legal tender first used c. 6th century BCE in India. The need arose for a stable mode of payment and coins have risen gloriously to the occasion. Previous methods of payment have been replaced over time. But what has enabled coins to be used for payment for over two millennia? The stability in the value of precious metals can only go so far. But when combined with the authentication done by governing authorities, coins become a stable and reliable form of money.