Tiruchi Notaphily Society Exhibition Highlights

24 Jun 2019  Mon

Tiruchi Notaphily Society had organised a three-day exhibition of old coins and banknotes from 14th to 16th June at Rajeswari Hall in Oorvasi Theatre Complex. Several schoolchildren, collectors, and hobbyists came down to take a look at the wonderful exhibits. 50 stalls were set up by various dealers and collectors.

One of the collectors displayed banknotes based on the themes like Animals and Nature. She believes that collecting notes according to a chosen theme is more satisfying and challenging at the same time. She has notes from 215 countries, out of which, 17 nations are non-existent today. She also has notes depicting Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Ganesha idol etc. She mostly collects these notes with the help of friends and relatives who travel abroad.

Another collector had Bijapur Sultan hairpin coins from the 1600s. It is believed that women wore these coins on their hair and illegally transported them to other countries.

A book called 'Coins of Dindigul Region' written by Karthick Chandrasekar was launched during the event as well. Through his book, Karthick has explained in detail about coins that were struck in three ancient regions of Palani, Kadari, Virupatchi.

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