Coin shows take place the world over. Here's a report from The Hindu on a show in Tiruchirappalli, India. -Editor
An exhibition of old coins, paper currencies and unique banknotes organised by Tiruchi Notaphily Society in the city has attracted
schoolchildren and enthusiasts in droves.
The visitors learn something new from each of the 50 stalls at the three-day exhibition at Srinivasa Hall culminating on Sunday.
Yoganandini Vignesh, an avid collector who has displayed 'animal notes' and 'nature notes', currency notes with flora and fauna on
them, said that choosing a theme and collecting the notes add more excitement to the hobby.
Mohammed Zuber, a coin collector, displayed unique coins from various rulers and their dynasties. The Bijapur Sultan in the 1600s made hairpin
coins which women would wear on their hair and smuggle it into other countries, said Mr. Zuber.
"Coins as small as the top of a pin were minted. These are difficult to find but hold very important significance," he said.
'Coins of Dindigul Region', a book written by Karthick Chandrasekar, was released at the event.
I was unable to locate more information online about this new book; perhaps something will surface in the weeks ahead. -Editor
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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