Coin Museum Nashik


May 29 By Bhavin Toprani

Location:Ajneri Hill, Nashik

 

How To Reach : Nashik is easily accessible by ST or Tourist buses & Railway. Being one of the major cities in Maharashtra, it’s connectivity with all other cities is very good. Mumbai to Nashik distance is 170 km and Pune to Nashik distance is 210 km.

Nearest Rail Station: Nashik railway station is the closest railhead to reach here. From the station, you can catch Auto-rickshaws or taxi’s up to the museum.

Nearest Airport: Ozar Airport is the nearest airport to coin museum Nashik. This airport is located at 15 km north-east of Nashik city.

Timings: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Museum remains closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

 

About Us 

The Coin Museum in Nashik is a research Institute on numismatic studies. They have trained researchers who have specialized on different numismatic periods, such as ancient, early medieval, medieval and late medieval.

 

Established in the year 1980 under the Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, Coin Museum of Nasik, one of its kind in India, gives tourists a glimpse of Indian currency evolution over years. In the museum, one can see exhibits like molds, dyes, replicas, and photographs of coins since the ancient time. Also, the museum has a unique assemblage of machines that are used for casting and striking; tableaus depicting coin minting and coin manufacturing; numismatic material, and bronze, terracotta, copper-hoard objects, and paintings.

 

Coin Museum is one of the most popular tourist places in the Nashik city of Maharashtra. The museum was founded under the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, in the year 1980. The fact that adds to its attraction is that it is the only one of its kind museum in the whole of Asia. As the name suggests, Coin Museum displays a very rich collection of research and well-documented history of the Indian currency system.

 

The cool environment of the museum, a result of the scenic background of the Ajneri Hill, acts as a further draw. The main aim behind its establishment was to maintain records on the history of the currencies of India and let the general public have an idea about the Indian coins. The information on the Indian coinage, provided at the Coin Museum of Nasik, dates back from its initial years to the present day world.

 

The items displayed inside the museum comprise of coins, moulds, dyes, replicas, photographs, and concise write-ups. Here, you can get to see the processes of casting and machine striking, along with those of coin minting and coin manufacturing. The other items put on show inside the Coin Museum include numismatic material, along with bronze, terracotta's, copper-hoard objects, paintings and some historical artifacts.

 

The rich compilation of the museum is made up of nearly one hundred thousand cardexes, which have been preserved for the reference of researchers and others. Coin Museum also organizes workshops, on a regular basis, with the aim of promoting coin collecting in India. Whenever you are in Nashik, make sure to pay a visit to this museum and know about the various currency systems that has been there in the country since its existence.

 

 

Collection

This coin museum Nashik has an amazing collection of Currencies, well-documented record of the history of Indian Numismatics with articles, photos, real & replicated coins that give information of Indian currency system. Though it is not a very big museum, but it has an amazing collection of coins. One can see coins during Era’s of Maratha, British, South Indian dynasties, Independent India, Mughal, and Deccan.

 

 

 





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