My Collection of 20 Paise - Aluminium Magnesium Hexagonal Coin - KM # 44

Detail as per standard catalog :

Note : These coins were made of Aluminium Magnesium Alloy wrongly mentioned as Aluminium in standard catalogs.Refer Kolkatta mint link for more details : Click Here

Diamond below the year on reverse face of coin represent Mumbai Mint coin , star represent Hyderabad mint coin and no mark represent Kolkata mint coin.
Reverse Part of Coins :

Observe face of the coin :

Most rare of such coins is 1997 Hyderabad Mint coin which cost $10 as per standard catalog.

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Why collect coins ???

Why should one collect coins or notes?

Coins and Notes represent rich history and cultural heritage... Each coin has a story to tell... Each coin has some figures or photo on it which has a meaning for it... They give a message or represent some historical moment....
The number of collectors is increasing day by day and so is the demand for these coins and notes.  The value of these items keeps appreciating every year. They have given upward and consistent returns than any other forms of investment (like equities, real estate, bank deposits, gold etc with their cyclical savings).  Collecting coins & notes is also a very useful and effective hobby for you and your kids as everyone gets engaged in a constructive manner and it stimulates your creative side. It is also a great legacy that you can leave behind for your future generations

3 Paise Aluminium Coins

 Reverse Part of Coin 

 Observe Part of Coin : 

A degree in Numismatics !!

A degree in Numismatics !!!

Sounds interesting... Isn't it ??


All those who collect coins know it quite well that the hobby is good, but most of the time parents or friends do not approve as they think its a waste of time and money. Well, now we are having a formal course for numismatics which can help you to study coin history and also can be used as a stepping stone to make a career in numismatics.

The University of Mumbai conducts the MA (Numismatics & Archaeology) programme (Click here for details) through the Dinesh Mody Institute of Numismatics & Archaeology (Address : Dinesh Mody Institute for Numismatics & Archaeology, Saroj Sadan, Kalina Campus,Santacurz (E), Mumbai – 400 098. (I.C. 60)) with three batches of numismatists out in the field. The two-year program is conducted on the premises of the institute along with the Dinesh Mody Numismatic Museum, which was established by Dinesh Mody, a senior Mumbai based advocate and eminent numismatist with large collections of Indian and world coins.

“Numismatics is an upcoming field for research in Indian history and there is huge burgeoning market in trading of Indian coins both nationally and internationally. Thus, the students can expect to be absorbed by the increasing number of auction houses for coins as resource persons and by the numerous museums both in India and abroad that require expert numismatists to catalogue their collections of Indian coins. Additionally, students can pursue their doctorates in the field to churn out original research content in this yet unexplored system of historiography,” says Mahesh Kalra, Assistant Director and Curator, DMINA.

The syllabus of the course ambitiously covers the entire gamut of Indian coinage right from the ancient Punchmarked coins of the pre-Buddhist era (8th-6th century BC) to coins of various Indian dynasties like Guptas, Kushans, Satavahanas, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagara empire, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals and the British till the latest coins minted by the Republic of India covering the history of a period of 2500 years! In addition, the students are encouraged to learn numerous scripts ranging from the oldest Indian scripts, Ashokan Brahmi and Kharosthi to Nagari (the precursor of Devanagari) to Greek, Arabic and Persian as Indian coins are inscribed in these indigenous and foreign scripts. Lastly, the students are instructed about the basics of Archaeology, its methodology and various findings to give them an idea of how the various coin hoards are discovered dTuring archaeological excavations conducted throughout the country.

The in-house museum and the institute, spread over a sprawling 15,000 sq. ft. area, are located at the Saroj Sadan in the heart of the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai.

The course also opens avenues for a host of foreign scholarships at foreign institutions with collections of Indian coins such as the British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge University), Ashmolean Museum (Oxford University), among others.

I would say that the world is slowly but surely waking up to the juggernaut of numismatics. Anyone can close their eyes and say that only you can be stupid enough to buy 2 rs in 2000rs, but the potential of collection, investment or research in this field is enormous, and nobody can manage to stay in the dark if the sun is shining brightly.

Euro Coins

The euro (signcodeEUR) is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozoneconsists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also used in a further 5 European countries (Montenegro, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican) and the disputed territory of Kosovo. It is consequently used daily by some 332 million Europeans. Additionally, over 175 million people worldwide use currencies which are pegged to the euro, including more than 150 million people in Africa.
The euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the United States dollar
Security features in Euro Coins
Euro coins incorporate high-security machine-readable characteristics. They can be used in vending machines throughout the euro area - no matter where they were issued.
  • Sophisticated bi-metal and sandwich technologies have been incorporated into the €1 and €2 coins.
  • The material of the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins is a unique alloy (Nordic gold), which is difficult to melt and used exclusively for coins.
Lettering around the edge of the €2 coin and the use of a unique metal composition for the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins protects them against counterfeiting.