Currently, Coins of India come in various denominations like 1 rupee, 2 rupees, 5 rupees and 10 rupees. Smaller denominations of coins in India have been discontinued since quite some time now. But did you know that even the existing Indian coins come with different inscriptions on them. Generally, you will not pay attention to the symbols that appear on coins of India. But if you were a passionate coin collector you would check your change all the time. Apart from modern Indian coins, there is a lot to explore for those who collect coins in India.
Certain historians believe that Indian coins are some of the earliest coins on earth and we should take pride in exploring the history behind them. Every ruler of every janapada has issued coins depicting beautiful symbols on them. It is fascinating to learn about their types and the evolution of coinage. In the process of learning about these coins, you would also get to know about the various important emperors and their empires.
In this modern day and age, every few youngsters would want to take up numismatics seriously. There is a need to encourage the young generations so that they indulge in this exciting hobby of coin collection. The best way to add ancient Indian coins to your collection is by visiting various coin exhibitions and related events. Esteemed numismatists from India and around the world give lectures on different interesting topics. You can keep a track of these lectures and attend them regularly so that you keep upgrading your knowledge.
No matter which part of India you belong from, there are rich traditions and cultures associated with each region. As a true Indian, you must try and revive them through the study of Indian coins. Indian history is so vast that you wouldn’t be able to know everything about it in a single lifetime. You can pick a dynasty or ruler of your choice and start learning about the Indian coins issued under their regime. This will give you an insight into the economic and cultural aspects related to that particular dynasty or kingdom.
Slowly and steadily you can move onto the next dynasty and learn about them by studying their coinage. This will give you an understanding about our cultural diversity and the importance of preserving them as well.