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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 4, January 27, 2008, Article 36

AN INDIAN TEEN'S QUEST TO FORM A CHILDREN'S COIN MUSEUM

[The Telegraph of Calcutta, India published a story about
a local boy's quest for a museum to house his collection of
40,000 coin collection.  -Editor]

Thirteen-year-old Debi Prasad Mangaraj was happy to learn
that he was closer to his dream of setting up a children’s
coin museum, but less than what he expected to be.

The enthusiast coin collector with his heart set on a Guinness
record would have preferred his own state making the same offer
to him, especially since he made several attempts to convince
the Naveen government to help him out.

But, it was Narendra Modi from the far-flung Gujarat who
offered him a plot of land (to be identified by him) to set
up the unique museum.

The young numismatist has a collection of 40,000-and-odd
coins, as well as notes of some 130 countries and hopes to
enter the Guinness record books.

His collection includes coins from Australia, the UK, France,
Japan and the US, along with coins issued by the East India
Company in a period between 1800 AD and 1810 AD.

He also owns pennies belonging to the late 18th and early
19th centuries and a Peso from the mid-19th century.

His collection also includes pressed coins of both stone,
gold and earth with gods and animals, stated to be over
800 years old.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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