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What is Conch or Shanka?

Conch or Shanka is a wonderful gift given by nature to mankind when blown produces a distinct sound that is considered to be auspicious and soul awakening. The blowing of Conch is the one religious practice followed from the ancient period. The magnificent snow-white gastropod shell is popularly known as the shank, in Sanskrit, it is popularly known as ‘Sankha’. It is considered as the symbol of purity, brilliance and auspiciousness.  It is also well known by the name of the Conch. When the apex of the Shank is blown to form a whole, it produces a magnificent sound. Once Conch was also used as a medium of exchange and it was equivalent to coins in India. Conch Shell Vintage coins have great value in the Indian market. Continue reading Conch Shell Vintage coins: An illustration of Marine Treasure

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

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Dance is an expression of our inner emotions. It’s the means to connect with nature (Prakriti) for every dancer. Dance is an emotion, Dance is an Expression, Dance is freedom and Dance is a way of life. Continue reading Bharatnatyam Hasta Mudras Depicted on Coins

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Kingdom of Mysore

Kingdom of Mysore was a kingdom founded in the South-Indian region in 1399 CE. This kingdom was founded by Yaduraya in the region of the modern city of Mysore. The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar family, who once served as a feudatory of the Vijayanagara Empire until the empire’s decline in 1565. Continue reading Kingdom of Mysore

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Marathas and their Coins

The Maratha Empire is one of the most important factors in Indian history. The Maratha Empire came to the power with the emergence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, after his coronation in 1674 and ended with the defeat of Peshwa Bajirao II at the hands of the British East India Company. After the fall of the Kingdom of Yadavas to Allauddin Khilji, they lost their independence but acquired political and military experience, for the next few centuries by serving under various sultanates of Deccan. The coins throw the light on the times of Marathas as well as the contemporary history of India. The history of India is incomplete without the Marathas and their Coins.  Continue reading Marathas and their Coins

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Nashik; is also spelt as Nasik, situated in the northern part of Maharashtra. Nasik is one of the most important cities of Maharashtra. The city is the centre of attraction for its beautiful surrounding and cool and pleasant climate. The History of Nashik is known for its mythological, historical, social, and cultural importance. Continue reading History of Nashik

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Coinage of Menander I

Menander I Soter or Menander I Saviour is also known as Milinda in Pali. He was an Indo-Greek king of the Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander was the most successful Indo-Greek king that had conquered the vastest territory. Continue reading Coinage of Menander I

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Unheard Stories of Ramayana

Ramayana has been an integral part of our childhood. The story of legendary Rama, his wife, Sita and his brother, Lakshmana who fought with Ravana and put an end to evil is heard by everyone. They might have been just stories as kids but as grownups, we realized the important life lessons they taught us. We learned the discipline, integrity and doing the right thing. However, there are some stories which are lesser-known. What better time than Diwali to discuss them, right? Let’s get acquainted with the Unheard Stories of Ramayana that makes the Epic more legendary. Continue reading Unheard Stories of Ramayana

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Genesis of Tantrism

The Genesis of Tantrism in India is mysterious yet interesting. The incantations are found in the early Buddhist as well as in Brahmanical texts. But it may be traced to autochthonous aboriginal people associated with fertility cult. Tantrism in India was developed from 1 AD onwards. Continue reading Genesis of Tantrism

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Lal Bahadur Shastri

A man with high self-esteem and morals who didn’t even own a car after becoming a Prime Minister and hailed a popular slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” is none other but Lal Bahadur Shastri who played a pivotal role in shaping India’s future. Continue reading The man of integrity: Lal Bahadur Shastri

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Kushana Empire

The word Kushan derived from the Chinese term Guishuang, which refers to one of the branches of Yuezhi. The Kushan Empire was a Syncretic Empire; this empire was formed during the 1st century CE; in the Bactrian territories. Continue reading The Kushana Empire

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.