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Ah, the Coin Museum – where else can you see a 10,000 Rs note from the 1950s? This unique museum is located in the picturesque campus of the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, surrounded by the stunning Anjaneri hills.

With a vast collection of Indian currency from centuries past, the museum is the only one of its kind in Asia. Not only can you see coins and notes that you’ve never seen before, but also ancient artifacts from the Harappan civilization and even fossils from the Jurassic era!

The displays in the museums -varieties of coins, moulds, dyes, replicas, photographs, numismatic material, along with bronze, terracotta’s, copper-hoard objects, paintings and some historical artifacts which were used as money.

The museum even offers workshops to promote coin collecting in India – because who doesn’t love a good coin collection? And if you’re looking for a souvenir to take home, there’s a tiny shop with limited options. So, head on over to the Coin Museum – it’s the perfect place for history buffs and coin enthusiasts alike! Just remember, it’s closed on Sundays and public holidays, so plan accordingly.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The Institute was founded in 1980 with the efforts of numismatist Parmeshwari Lal Gupta and industrialist K. K. Maheshwari. It moved to its current location at Anjaneri near Nasik in 1984. It is operated by Indian Numismatic Historical and Cultural Research Foundation (INHCRF), a registered Trust under Maharashtra government. The Trust also operates Indian Rock Art Research Centre, established in 2005.

The aims of the Institute are to promote study and research in numismatics, by supporting scholars and university researchers and providing training to them. The Institute also houses a museum and a library.


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