A three-day exhibition of coins and currency notes called “Nagmoney 2019” was organised by Numismatic Research Society, Nagpur and Archaeological Survey of India from 25th to 27th January 2019 at Ramgopal Maheshwari Sabhagraha, Jhansi Rani Square, Nagpur. Deputy Commissioner, Sanjai Dhivre was invited as one of the chief guests. He spoke about the importance of numismatics and how they reveal a lot about our history and heritage.
Assistant superintendent epigraphist of ASI, Shahanaz Alum shared his views about the importance of inscriptions on coins and historical artefacts. The Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar was handed over to an experienced numismatist named K Ganesh from Bangalore. Ganesh said that coins can help in studying the history of a place, evolution of metallurgy, technology, calligraphy, rulers and their descendants, preferences etc. For example, he said that coins from Gupta dynasty suggest that their rulers were music lovers.
Many interesting world coins were also showcased at the exhibition by famous collectors. From the world’s biggest coin issued by Australia in 2010 to tiny coins of Vijayanagar Empire, a variety of coins were presented at the event. The biggest currency note of Malaysia, Hong Kong’s one cent, a collection of Kushan gold coins and Indo-Greek coins were also displayed at the event. A competition was held for new collectors. Several dealers put up stalls where visitors could buy coins and banknotes.
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