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A Coin finds a Collector ! This statement does look enigmatic but in many cases it happens and in my case it is entirely true.

I had spent my childhood in a small town where there were no coin dealers and the hobby was hardly pursued by anybody.

During my school days, going to a temple situated a couple of kilometres on dusty road was part of my daily routine. The last kilometre passed through an old market place which was in dilapidated state and there was hardly any commercial activity as all the shops were shut. Many of those closed shops were in the courtyards of the residential houses. One such shop cum residence had fine murals of peacock in shining bright colours. Though I never had any knowledge about art and its technique – I liked the paintings and never missed looking at those paintings and admiring them. Perhaps, being an art lover is the first ‘requirement’ for a coin collector. Continue reading A Coin finds a Collector !