Chennai Coin Society(CCS) Conducts its 3rd Coin Fair for 3 Consecutive Days at Aruna Palace Saligramam, Chennai, There was Mixed Audience of Dealers, Collectors and Hobbiest, We from Banknotecoinstamp.com had our Dealers stall here, Here are some Images from the Exhibition
Long-time Dubai resident Ram Kumar Tolani, 63, is exhibiting his massive collection of coins and banknotes bearing the image of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of India’s ‘Father of the Nation’.
On dsiplay at his private gallery in the heart of Dubai, Tolani’s Gandhi collection includes the very first Rs10 coin with Gandhi’s face on it. The Reserve Bank of India issued this commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of Gandhi in 1969.
Commemorative postal stamps, post cards and inland letter cards bearing a variety of images of Gandhi issued by the Indian government are also part of his collection. These include first day covers of Gandhi centenary stamps of Rs5, Re1, 75paise and 20paise.
He has also collected stamps and coins released by other countries on the same occasion.
A commemorative stamp of Gandhi as a law student in London, which was released with a value of 2 cents by Mauritius, stands out among them.
Gandhi is also featured in gold and silver medallions minted by B.H. Mayer’s Mint in Germany.
Only 9,999 pieces of these medallions commemorating the Indian revolutionaries were issued in 2007.
The Gandhi series of notes may not enthuse Indian expats who have used them back home since its introduction in 1996 to replace the Lion Capital series that was in circulation post-independence.
However, Tolani has collected one bundle of each note in the series. These include the Re1 and Rs2 notes that were removed from circulation in 1995 and Rs500 and Rs1000 notes that were demonetised in 2016.
Two commemorative coins of the 75th anniversary of Dandi march (the Salt March, a non-violent civil movement against the British led by Gandhi) are also part of the collection.
The silver coin catches the attention with Rs100 denomination, 4.4cm diameter and 35g weight.
A special edition floating fountain pen from the Eternal Gandhi initiative of Aditya Birla Group is also in the collection. The black and silver coloured pen is named Ahimsa (Non-violence). It features Gandhi’s face on the cap’s finial and the caption ‘Non-violence-bravery at its peak’ on the barrel.
“We Indians have a lot of sentimental attachment towards anything with Gandhi’s face on it because we have respect towards what he has done for the country,” said Tolani.
It is part of the traditions in some parts of India for people to wear banknote garlands on special occasions like weddings. So, Tolani said, he made a small collection of such decorative garlands also.
“Some of the note garlands were bought from bridegrooms after their wedding ceremonies and some from priests at temple events in India.”
Tolani’s business card also carries a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, among those of three other world leaders: ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’
However, he has a piece of advice for those stacking up notes with Gandhi’s images. “Let us not keep money hiding. Let it be in circulation, and spend it wisely.”
Located in Building 12 in Bay Square at Business Bay, the Goodwill Gallery is housed in the office room [No. 501] of Tolani’s Goodwill World Group of Companies.
Exhibition for charity
Tolani has offered to hold exhibitions of his huge collection of coins and notes of various countries to raise funds for charity through Dubai Municipality.
Tolani told Gulf News that he has proposed to the municipality that runs the Currency Charity Bank, where people can donate foreign currencies for charity, to use his collection to hold currency exhibitions and donate the proceeds from the sale of tickets to charity.
He said he was awaiting positive response from the civic body’s officials.
Tolani said he has a total collection of over 20,000 banknotes.
“I had counted the coins up to 280,000. After that I stopped counting.”
If weighed together, he claimed, the coins in his collection would weigh almost one tonne.
“I am focusing on limited edition coins, some of which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.”
He said he had spent around $2.5 million (Dh9.17 million) to buy the collectables in his gallery within one year.
That was when his son Dr Sanjay Tolani, a well-known financial advisor, coach and author, encouraged him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a collector of rare things.
“That was his way of helping me overcome the health issues I developed following a brain stroke exactly 10 years back. This hobby has helped me get back to normal life following the illness.”
He said he was also willing to help non-profit organisations to hold exhibitions of his collection.
National Level coin exhibition was held in Chennai , on this day various Dealers and Hobbiest had addressed this occasion, Ancient Coins of India, World Banknotes and Art Materials where on Display, Many Hobbiest had come to see the Exhibition as well as School childrens it was an exciting event here is the Images from the Coin Expo.
Payton Lindeman, 13, sat behind his ancient coin collection Sunday afternoon at the Front Range Coin Club’s coin show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.
Lindeman said he got into coin collecting because his grandfather participated in the hobby. But Lindeman, from Broomfield, was drawn to collecting ancient coins because they offer a glimpse into history.
He opened up the glass case and plucked out an encapsulated silver denarius from the ancient Roman Empire with an image of the god Apollo on one side.
“I just love the history behind these things. Like each coin has its own story,” Lindeman said. “It’s just amazing that they’ve lasted this long, too. Like people are digging four grams of metal out of the ground thousands of years later and these were used by ancient people.”
Lindeman said that he and his grandfather are running their own small business out of his home, buying and selling rare coins on eBay. He says his collection will probably fund his college education in a few years. After that, he plans to still collect coins as a hobby or pursue coin collecting as a career.
The Front Range Coin Club holds two coin shows per year; the next will be on Oct. 6 and 7, show chairman Ken Davis said.
Davis said that a big reason for holding the shows is to getting younger generations of people interested in the hobby of coin collecting.
Children who came to the coin show on Sunday received fake paper money they could use to bid on a special youth auction that included items meant to get someone started in coin collecting.
Brian Manning, of Lafayette, said the youth auction was a big reason he and his three kids like to go to the club’s show, which had free admission.
Coin collecting is a family tradition for Manning that he hopes his children will continue, he said.
“It’s something I used to do with my dad that I passed down to my kids and I hope my kids keep it going and pass it down to their kids one day,” Manning said. “It’s just a fun way to spend some time with the kids.”
Manning’s 14-year-old son Connor was looking to complete his set of Mercury dimes, which were struck by the U.S. Mint from 1916 to 1945. Isabelle, 11, was on the hunt for just the right wheat penny to fit into her collection, while her little sister Angelica, 9, collects Buffalo nickels.
Meanwhile, 91-year-old Bill M. — who declined to give his full name out of fear his collection would be stolen — sat at his table trying to sell of most of his coin collection that he has been building since 1960.
While Bill was trying to sell off most of his collection, he was still on the search for an 1893 Morgan silver dollar minted in Philadelphia that was “about uncirculated,” a designation for a coin that has very little wear and tear.
Bill already has an 1893 silver dollar minted in Philadelphia, but it has been graded and encapsulated by a third-party and he was looking for a “raw” coin that he could add to his set of rare silver dollars. Such coins go for about $411.
Whether a modern quarter displaying a U.S. national park or a rare, hand-hammered Greek denarius dating back to 250 A.D., history is woven throughout the process and story of all coins, tokens and currencies, according to Monte Mensing, president of the Springfield Coin Club.
“Most coin and currency collectors are history freaks. I know I’m a history freak,” Mensing said. “But history is completely connected with the stories and evolution of the world’s money.”
Springfield’s 63rd annual Coin, Currency and Token Show brought collectors and prospective buyers to the Holiday Inn in the Gateway area on Saturday and Sunday, where collectors exhibited their vast treasures of ancient and modern money while engaging and explaining the backstory of each piece.
The history side of the hobby is free, but coin collecting is a little more expensive, Mensing said, referring to the fact that some pieces in the show were selling for $20,000.
“It’s a lot, but true coin collectors do it,” he said.
Mensing, who displayed just a small portion of his lifelong collection, said he began collecting coins at age 9 after hearing about a penny that was worth $90 and decided he needed to “get his hands on it.”
“I liked history already, and when I was looking for that penny I fell into coin collecting,” he said. “And I sold one of those same pennies for $1,900 last week.
His focus on coin collecting swayed only once.
“There was this horrible time in junior high when we all became interested in girls,” he said with a laugh. “Besides that, I’ve never stopped.”
Among his collection, Mensing displayed a heavy, bronze coin that “was worth a number of people’s lives” when it was created 2,300 years ago in Rome. Now, he has priced the rare piece at $1,000.
“There were so few of these coins, and existing in the time and place that it did, it has to have touched many famous hands,” he said.
He also featured currency from 1899 to 1901 that displayed Native American symbols — a bison, a black eagle and an Indian chief — that were part of an Americana series in which the government was recognizing contributions to the United States by Native Americans.
Phil Fields, another longtime numismatist, displayed a range of pieces that also offered glimpses into Oregon’s history.
Fields, who said he has been collecting coins since 1960, shared an Oregon trail half-dollar coin featuring a Native American standing in front of a U.S. map on one side and an ox-drawn covered wagon heading toward the setting sun on the other. Made only between 1926 and 1939, the half-dollar piece now is worth at least $150, according to Fields.
Fields and Mensing both displayed fractional currency; with an appearance of miniature dollar bills, the fractional currency bills represent 3, 5, 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
“It was the Fractional Currency Act of 1861 that led to these,” Fields said. “During the Civil War, the government needed all of the copper it could get for weaponry and bullets, so they issued these series of fractional currency to use paper instead.”
At other tables, collectors exhibited everything from Eugene-based tokens to a Queen Victoria silver jubilee and a handful of exceedingly rare poker chips. One collector featured iconic Disney dollars.
“I’m definitely one of the few people who specializes in Disney dollars,” said Terry Woodward, who displayed currency featuring numerous Disney characters and themes.
Woodward said the standout of his collection is a special anniversary edition Disney $50 bill made in 2005 to commemorate Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. The bill, which features colorful confetti and Mickey Mouse looking into a mirror reflecting an original image of himself, is one of only 500 ever made, and one of only 100 that were signed by the designer himself, according to Woodward.
“Now, this is worth $2,500,” he said, explaining also that Disney since has stopped making Disney dollars.
Collecting coins, tokens and currency might seem to be a lost hobby in the age of technology, Mensing said, but collectors and attendees at the annual show demonstrated their unwavering passion for the art.
The Springfield Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Putters, 1156 Highway 99. For more information about the Springfield club as well as others around Oregon, visit.
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Marudhar Arts Bangalore Numismatic Exhibition 2018 There was 3 days Numismatic exhibition at Shikshakara Bhavan Bangalore . Lot of collectors and Dealers had put up there stall and Many Hobbiest visited the Occasion there was also live floor auctions going on .. We banknotecoinstamp.com put up a stall here it was a good time here are some Photographs from the Exhibition
Marudhar Arts Bangalore Numismatic Exhibition 2018
Marudhar Arts Bangalore Numismatic Exhibition 2018
The National Numismatic Collection, consisting of more than 16,000 coins and medals, is the largest and most diverse found on the island. Heritage Malta’s visitors can view a vast selection of these coins at the National Numismatic Exhibition at the National Museum of Archaeology.
“This valuable collection shows us and reminds us of our country’s eventful and rich past, especially due to its strategic position”,said Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici. “It is therefore a good thing that such a collection is accessible to everyone.”
This collection is continuously being increased with acquisitions and donations. The exhibition is divided periodically and includes the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Medieval millennium, the Order of St John, the French, and the British. Another section includes medals, dies, proofs and accessories, while the minting process is also explained through audiovisual means.
Heritage Malta’s Chairperson Dr Joe Buttigieg said that, “We should also think of those who have contributed to this collection. I have to mention the considerable donation of Prof Salvatore Lugi Pisani in 1899 and Dr Tancred Gouder as well, an ex-archaeology curator and director of the Museum Department who had this collection at heart and made sure to exhibit and increase it through the years.” There was a need for this exhibition to be permanently on show, and it is now accessible to the general public regularly for the first time, as before this exhibition was only accessible via appointment.
Coins started being struck around 650 BC. They provide physical evidence not only ofmonetary values, but also of other information such as the political import of different periods. Until 1972, Malta mainly used coinage of the various foreign powers occupying the islands. In that year, Malta issued its own currency for the first time. Heritage Malta also displays a number of coins in other museums such as the Domus Romana, the Archaeology Museum in Gozo, and Fort St Elmo. A selection from this collection will eventually be on show in the Grand Master’s Palace as part of the major project of rehabilitation co-financed by the European Union.
Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018 was also present for the launch of this exhibition.
The opening hours of the National Museum of Archaeology are from 9.00hrs to17.00hrs until February, and from 9.00hrs to 18.00hrs from March until December. For more information visit www.heritagemalta.org
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Nanyadarshini 2017 Coin Exhibition, a three-day exhibition of old coins and notes organised by the Karnataka Numismatic Society, was inaugurated at Shikshakara Sadana on KG Road on Friday morning. Numismatists from across India had put their collections of antique coins and notes for display and sale. It was a great time we had in Bangalore, lot of people came to see the Exhibition and collectors where felicitated. to be a member of the group visit there page here
Chennai Coin Society’s Grand Coin fair day 2 Images, National level Coin fair is being held at Chennai AKR Mahal, Ancient Tamil coins, British India Coins, Rare Foreign Coins, Old Currencies and stamps are for sale in here, this is one of the best exhibitions ever held in Chennai, If you are in Chennai and love coins and Philatelic you dont want to miss this, This Coin Exhibition is held for youths of the society to develop the interest in Old Coins of India and know about the Ancient old Coinage and Currency, this are some images from Day 2 of Chennai Coin Society’s Grand Coin Fair