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Gajalaxmi is a Laxmi with an elephant; it is one of the most significant Ashtalakshmi aspects of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Gajalaxmi can de define as the goddess seated on the lotus in padmasana yogic posture, flanked by two elephants (Gaja) on both sides. The elephants flanking her are shown as pouring water from their trunk over the goddess. In Hindu mythology, Laxmi is a representative of prosperity, good luck and abundance. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, power, and beauty. She represents all that is female. That’s why many ancient goddess Lakshmi coins are issued by many rulers; it’s also the most common image in the numismatic continuity of Indian coinage. Continue reading Ancient Goddess Lakshmi 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.

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The Sikh Empire was one of the major powers empires that originated in the Indian Subcontinent during the medieval period. This Empire is also known as Sikh Khalsa Raj or Sarkar-i-Khalsa. It was formed under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who established this kingdom under a secular empire based in Punjab.The Sikh Empire Coins started during the second half of the 18th century. Probably during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and it ended with the annexation of Punjab by the British government in 1849 CE. Continue reading Sikh Empire 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.

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The architectural and monumental coin-type of the second century AD are of considerable interest and importance to student of the architecture and topography of ancient Rome. No fewer than forty-five building and monument. Although the material culture of the Roman Empire is replete with illustrations of built structures, for centuries scholarship on architectural depictions has focused almost exclusively on particular issues of topography and reconstruction, rarely moving beyond such questions as “which building is depicted?”, So old Roman imperial coins is the most helpful way to understand the structure and recreate it to preserve them. Continue reading Old Roman Imperial Coins depicting Monuments

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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The presentation of monuments and buildings on ancient Roman coins is one of the most famous subjects in the study of coin iconography. In addition to numismatists, it has attracted the attention of historians, art historians, archaeologists, and topographers. Through Roman Coinage, we can see the consistent evolution of Roman architecture. Coin depicting Roman architecture is the most soughed after ancient coins around the world.   Continue reading Ancient Roman Coins Depicting Monuments

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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Throughout history, people have always wondered what was beyond the next mountain, ocean, river, or even planet. Explorers are people who have blazed the trail in going to new places. The Age of Exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries. During this time many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. During this time much of the world was mapped and many world civilizations came into contact with each other. Sometimes it is called the Age of Discovery. When Europeans first began sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, they were searching for new routes to China and the East, but what they found was more than they imagined: the New World. From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, take a look at these famous explorers Postage Stamps who made groundbreaking discoveries across the globe. Continue reading Famous Explorers Postage Stamps

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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It is said that travelling is the best way to broaden one’s knowledge about the world. Some of the most curious minds of all time have traversed across the world to see the unseen and know the unknown. Much of our knowledge of ancient and medieval history comes from the accounts of scholars who as pilgrims, travellers and traders crossed the seas and difficult land routes. In their writings on their observations and experiences of a country new and strange to them, they left valuable contributions to the historical understanding of early societies. As outsiders, they found worthy of mention facets and facts about the country that native writers missed or often simply took for granted and hence ignored. In this blog, we are going to discuss some Commemorative Postage Stamps illustrating Scholars and Travelers of the Islamic World. These scholars and travellers gave us some masterpiece writings which throwing light on the geographical, economic and social conditions of that time. Continue reading Commemorative Postage Stamps illustrating Scholars and Travelers of the Islamic World

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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On 15th August 1949, a new series of  Postage stamps were put to sale, it depicted archaeological and historical interest.  These stamps constitute free India’s first definitive series stamp and were intended to replace the King George VI stamps. The idea behind designing the stamps was to promote the idea of nation and its pride. To promote the notion that India had a great past. These definitive stamps depicted paintings, monuments, stone and metal sculptures.   Continue reading Definitive Stamps – Archaeological Series 1949

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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The Indian subcontinent is home to a larger variety of wildlife, it said to the biodiversity hotspot with its various ecosystems ranging from the snow-clad mountain of Himalayan ranges to the evergreen rain forest of Vandalur and Wayanad.  Indian is the most bio-diverse region of the world and contains 3 of 26 biodiversities the Western Ghats, the Eastern Himalayas, and the Indo-Burma hotspot. The government of India also issued a series of definitive stamps called Wildlife series 1963 to celebrated wildlife week. Continue reading Animal Postage stamp: Wildlife series 1963

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.

Coin Collection Storage Ideas

If you are a coin collector or a true numismatist at heart then you will love our online shop of world-class lighthouse coin collecting accessories. Continue reading Coin Collection Storage Ideas to Preserve Precious 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.

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.