Coin Museum in Nasik
Coin Collection is a captivating hobby involving collection of coins of different shapes, sizes; from different countries and of various denominations. Those who collect coins or are collector of coins are called Numismatist. It is time consuming and can be profitable in the long run as antique coins or rare coins can be sold at high value to connoisseurs of this hobby. Similarly, Coin Museum is a research establishment specializing in Indian Numismatics Studies and Numismatics in particular. The Museum is commendable for being a storehouse of allied and Numismatic Books. Besides, the museum also houses a rare collection of authentic history of Indian currencies and research base.
Set up in 1980 under the aegis of Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Coin Museum is located in a picturesque area with the Ajneri Hill in the background in Nasik. It is a unique museum in whole of Asia with groomed researchers and investigators narrowing on particular numismatic eras like early medieval, medieval, ancient and late medieval. The purpose of the museum is to convey a universal thought regarding coins to the general mass.
The Coin Museum in Nasik tries to impart knowledge about Indian currency (coins) from ancient to modern age with the assistance of dyes, replicas, moulds, photographs, manuscripts and coins.
The museum houses a library consisting of photo cardexes of coins arranged chronologically counting up to 1, 50,000. Coin Museum also offers free service into any inquiry made via Email or over the phone regarding academic perspective of a particular or in general any coin group excavated or discovered or found in India. Upon visiting the museum visitors can witness the procedure of casting, machine striking, manufacturing and minting of coins. Other than research material, numismatic stuff, copper –hoard items, bronze, terracotta objects, historical artifacts and paintings. Coin collectors, research scholars specializing in Numismatics are cordially welcomed at this museum premises with residence facilities; attend regular workshops organized by the Institute.
Visitor Timings at Coin Museum:
9:30 AM -1:00 PM and 2:00 PM- 5:30PM (Museum is closed on National Holidays and Sundays).