Vishwamitran Royal Museum

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Vishwamitran Royal Museum
विश्वामित्रन शाही संग्रहालय
Logo of the Vishwamitran Royal Museum.svg
Logo of the museum
Established9 January 2021 (2021-01-09)
LocationRashtra Niwas, Rajagriha
Collections • Coins
 • Banknotes
 • Flags
 • Stamps
 • Souvenirs
 • Books
FounderDhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
CuratorDhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Employees2

The Vishwamitran Royal Museum is a museum founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra. The Museum is located in the Rashtra Niwas. Due to being inside the household, tours aren't open to the public, and must be arranged prior to arrival. The founding items of the Museum were those in the private collection of Dhrubajyoti Roy.

The museum focuses on numismatic and other collections and its history, with other object collected compiled under a 'Miscellaneous' section.

Coin collections

Indian coins

The collection of all Indian coins used both pre-Independence and post-Independence.

Pre-Independence coins

This division contains of all coins used in British India until 1947.

Contents
Facial value Year Design Composition Remarks Image link & #No. [a]
One Rupee 1907

Observe: Bust of Emperor and King Edward VII facing right diving a legend within a raised and toothed border, lettering "EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR"
Reserve: The value in English and Urdu, and the date below with a spray of lotus flowers on each side and a crown above, all within a raised, toothed border, lettering: "ONE RUPEE INDIA" and "یک روپیہ".

Silver Engraved by George William de Saulles. Gifted by the maternal uncle of the founder. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 3722
One Quarter Anna (¼ Anna) 1935

Observe: Bust of Emperor and King George V wearing the Imperial Crown of India facing left within a raised and toothed border, lettering "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR"
Reserve: Denomination and date within a circle of beads wreath and toothed rim surrounds with lettering "ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1927"

Bronze Engraved by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal KCVO RA. Added to the Museum on 29 August 2021. 1619

Post-Independence coins (decimalised)

This division contains of all circulating and commemorative coins issued by the Government of India ever since the nation's independence in 1947.

Contents
Facial value Year Design Composition Remarks Image link & #No. [a]
1 Paisa (1Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1964

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "रुपये का सौवाँ भाग - एक पैसा"

Nickel brass Gifted to the founder on 11 January 2021 by his teacher. 1626
2 Paise (2Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1978

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 2 PAISE"

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1743
3 Paise (3Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1970

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: "तीन पैसे" and denomination flanked by sprays and date below

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1847
Four 5 Paise (5Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1974, 1976, 1983, 1988

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 5 PAISE"

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 18660
5 Paise (5Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1979

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 5 PAISE "
Reverse: Logo of the International Year of the Child in square flanked by sprays and lettering "बच्चे की मुस्कान-राष्ट्र की शान - HAPPY CHILD-NATION'S PRIDE"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on International Year of the Child. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1746
Two 10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1973, 1982

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA" within a circle of beads and surrounded by wreath
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 10 PAISE" within a circle of beads and surrounded by wreath

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1651
10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1979

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 10 PAISE "
Reverse: Logo of the International Year of the Child in square flanked by sprays and lettering "बच्चे की मुस्कान-राष्ट्र की शान - HAPPY CHILD-NATION'S PRIDE"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on International Year of the Child. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1747
10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1980

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 10 PAISE "
Reverse: Woman threshing grain and lettering "ग्रामीण महिलाओं की प्रगति" and "Rural Women's Advancement"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on Rural Women's Advancement. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1631
10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1982

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 10 PAISE "
Reverse: Official logo of the Delhi Asian Games and lettering "नवम एशियाई खेल" and "IX Asian Games"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on 9th Asian Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 15793
Four 10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 10 PAISE"

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1630
10 Paise (10Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1990

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 10 PAISE"

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1607
20 Paise (20Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1969

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 20 PAISE"
Reverse: Bust of Mahatma Gandhi facing left and lettering "महात्मा गांधी • MAHATMA GANDHI - 1869-1948"

Aluminium-bronze Commemorative issue on Birth Centennial Year of Mahatma Gandhi. Added to the Museum on 29 August 2021. 1621
20 Paise (20Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1982

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 20 PAISE"
Reverse: Grain sprig within stylized sun design and lettering "विश्व खाद्य दिवस" and "WORLD FOOD DAY"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on FAO World Food Day. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7807
Three 20 Paise (20Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1982, 1983, 1984

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 20 PAISE"

Aluminium Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1635
25 Paise (25Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1965

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above date and lettering "रूपये का चौथा भाग" and "पच्चीस पैसे"

Nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 6325
25 Paise (25Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1974, 1988

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 25 PAISE"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1633
25 Paise (25Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1982

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 10 PAISE"
Reverse: Official logo of the Delhi Asian Games and lettering "नवम एशियाई खेल" and "IX Asian Games"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on 9th Asian Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1638
25 Paise (25Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1988

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 25 PAISE"
Reverse: Indian rhinoceros facing left with the date above.

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1610
50 Naye Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1963

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "रूपये का आधा भाग 50 नये पैसे"

Nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7810
50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1972

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 50 PAISE"
Reverse: Figures with Indian flag with the Parliament building in background and lettering "25 वीं स्वातंत्र्य जयंती" and "1947-1972"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on 25th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5659
Two 50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1975

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above the date and lettering: "पैसे 50 PAISE"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 3525
50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1985

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 50 PAISE"
Reverse: Bust of Indira Gandhi facing right with dates below and lettering "इंदिरा गांधी" and "INDIRA GANDHI"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on the death of Indira Gandhi. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1632
50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1986

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 50 PAISE"
Reverse: People with fishing nets, and lettering "मत्स्य उद्योग- 1986 - FISHERIES" and "FAO"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on on FAO World Food Day - Fisheries. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5697
Five 50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 1990, 1998, 2001, 2002 (2)

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "पैसे 50 PAISE"
Reverse: Parliament building with map in background with date below and lettering "भारत INDIA"

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1606
50 Paise (50Indian Paisa symbol.svg) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India in center of two divided lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in the bottom
Reverse: Sign language symbol - fist and lettering: "50 पैसे PAISE"

Stainless steel Part of the 2007 Hasta Mudra Series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5698
Two 1 Rupee (₹1) 1985, 1991

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Value flanked by corn stalks and lettering "रुपया 1 RUPEE"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1628
1 Rupee (₹1) 2001

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Value flanked by corn stalks and lettering "रुपया 1 RUPEE"

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 2001
1 Rupee (₹1) 2005

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Cross dividing four dots and lettering "एक रुपया ONE RUPEE"

Stainless steel Part of the 2004 Unity in diversity Series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5477
1 Rupee (₹1) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India in center of two divided lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Sign language symbol - thumbs up and lettering: "1 रुपया RUPEE"

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5019
1 Rupee (₹1) 2010

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 2 RUPEES"
Reverse: Seal of the Reserve Bank of India and lettering "भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक RESERVE BANK OF INDIA" and "प्लैटिनम जयंती PLATINUM JUBILEE 1935-2010"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 75th Anniversary of the Reserve Bank of India. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 17312
1 Rupee (₹1) 2016

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination and date below Rupee (₹) symbol flanked by lotus flowers.

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 24941
Two 2 Rupeess (₹2) 1995, 2002

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 2 RUPEES"
Reverse: National flag on map of India and lettering "राष्ट्रीय एकता - NATIONAL INTEGRATION"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5474
2 Rupees (₹2) 2005

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Cross dividing four dots and lettering "दो रुपये TWO RUPEES"

Stainless steel Part of the 2004 Unity in diversity Series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5478
2 Rupees (₹2) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Bust of Louis Braille with Braille script reading "L.BRL" and lettering "लुई ब्रेल LOUIS BRAILLE 1809 2009"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 200th birth anniversary of Louis Braille. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 12046
2 Rupees (₹2) 2010

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering: "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 2 RUPEES"
Reverse: Seal of the Reserve Bank of India and lettering "भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक RESERVE BANK OF INDIA" and "प्लैटिनम जयंती PLATINUM JUBILEE 1935-2010"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 75th Anniversary of the Reserve Bank of India. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 17313
2 Rupees (₹2) 2010

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Logo of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and lettering "१९ वां राष्ट्रमंडल खेल दिल्ली २०१०" and "XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 DELHI 2010"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 25598
2 Rupees (₹2) 2014, 2015

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination and date below Rupee (₹) symbol flanked by lotus flowers.

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 24942
2 Rupees (₹2) 2021

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Logo of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and lettering: "75th Year of Independence" and the denomination.

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Gifted to the museum by Prince Debajyoti in 2022. 311195
5 Rupees (₹5) 1999

Observe: State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above date flanked by lotus flowers and buds with lettering "रूपये 5 RUPEES"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1608
5 Rupees (₹5) 2003

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Bust of Dadabhai Naoroji facing right and lettering "दादाभाई नवरोजी - DADABHAI NAOROJI - 1825-1917"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on Dadabhai Naoroji. Gifted to the founder on 11 January 2022 by Princess Sarala. 10789
5 Rupees (₹5) 2004

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Bust of Lal Bahadur Shastri facing left and lettering "लालबहादुर शास्त्री जन्मशती • LALBAHADUR SHASTRI BIRTH CENTENARY"

Copper-nickel Commemorative issue on the Birth Centenary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7444
5 Rupees (₹5) 2006

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Logo of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation between sprays and lettering "CELEBRATING INDIA • उत्सवरत भारत"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the Golden Jubilee of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7121
5 Rupees (₹5) 2006

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Bust of Jagath Guru Sree Narayana Guru facing left and the lettering "जगत गुरु श्री नारायणा गुरुदेव  • JAGATH GURU SREE NARAYANA GURUDEV"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Jagath Guru Sree Narayana Guru. Gifted to the museum on 2 July 2022. 5706
5 Rupees (₹5) 2008

Observe: State Emblem of India between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Denomination above waves and lettering "रूपये RUPEES"

Stainless steel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 5021
5 Rupees (₹5) 2009

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Parliament building and lettering "राष्ट्रमंडल के 60 वर्ष • 60 YEARS OF THE COMMONWEALTH"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on the 60th Anniversary of the Commonwealth. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 13934
5 Rupees (₹5) 2009

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Bust of Dr. Rajendra Prasad facing left lettering "डा. राजेंद्र प्रसाद • DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD" and "125 वीं जयंती • 125 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 16924
5 Rupees (₹5) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India with lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination above date flanked by lotus flowers and buds with lettering "रूपये 5 RUPEES"

Nickel brass Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 12049
5 Rupees (₹5) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Bee hovering over lotus and the portrait of Chanakya facing left and lettering "आयकर - भारत निर्माण के १५० वर्ष • INCOME TAX - 150 YEARS OF BUILDING INDIA" and "चाणक्य • CHANAKYA"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on the 150th Anniversary of the Income Tax Department. Gifted to the museum by Prince Debajyoti on 21 June 2021. 25173
5 Rupees (₹5) 2010

Observe: State Emblem of India and denomination between lines with lettering: "भारत INDIA" on top and date in bottom
Reverse: Logo of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and lettering "१९ वां राष्ट्रमंडल खेल दिल्ली २०१०" and "XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 DELHI 2010"

Stainless steel Commemorative issue on the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 25172
5 Rupees (₹5) 2010-2012

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Logo of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and lettering "भारत के नियंत्रक एवं महालेखापरीक्षक • COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150th Anniversary of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 33016
5 Rupees (₹5) 2011

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA" and "रूपये 5 RUPEES"
Reverse: Bust of Rabindranath Tagore and lettering "रबीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर • RABINDRANATH TAGORE" and "150 वीं जयंती • 150 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150th Birth Anniversary Rabindranath Tagore. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 16925
5 Rupees (₹5) 2011

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Madan Mohan Malaviya and lettering "मदन मोहन मालवीय की 150 वीं जयंती • 150th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150th Birth Anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 44250
5 Rupees (₹5) 2012

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Motilal Nehru and lettering "मोतीलाल नेहरू की 150वी जयंती • 150th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MOTILAL NEHRU"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150th Anniversary of Motilal Nehru. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 46235
5 Rupees (₹5) 2012

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Inscription of the India Government Mint, Kolkata and lettering "60 YEARS OF INDIA GOVT. MINT, KOLKATA • भारत सरकार टकसाल, कोलकाता को ६0 वर्ष"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 60th Anniversary of India Government Mint, Kolkata. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 47745
5 Rupees (₹5) 2013

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Satguru Ram Singh Kuka and lettering "कूका आंदोलन के 150 वर्ष • 150 YEARS OF KUKA MOVEMENT" and "सतगुरू राम सिंह जी • SATGURU RAM SINGH JI"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150 Years of Kuka Movement. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 44007
5 Rupees (₹5) 2013

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Portrait of Swami Vivekananda facing left and lettering "150 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA - 150 वीं जयंती • स्वामी विवेकानन्द"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 47743
5 Rupees (₹5) 2014

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Acharya Tulsi and lettering "आचार्य तुलसी जन्म शताब्दी - 1914-2013 - ACHARYA TULSI BIRTH CENTENARY"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on Birth Centenary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gifted to the founder on 11 January 2022 by Princess Sarala. 59014
5 Rupees (₹5) 2014

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad facing right and lettering "मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद • MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD" and "125 वीं जयंती • 125 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 66552
5 Rupees (₹5) 2014

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Jawaharlal Nehru and lettering "जवाहर लाल नेहरू की 125 वीं जयंती - 1889-2014 - 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF JAWAHARLAL NEHRU"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 125th Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 71338
5 Rupees (₹5) 2015

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata with dates "1839-2014" and lettering "१७५वां जन्मदिवस जमशॆटजी नसरवानजी टाटा • 175th Birth Anniversary - Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on 175th Birth Anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 74048
5 Rupees (₹5) 2015

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Golden jubilee logo of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and lettering "अभियांत्रिकी उत्कृष्टता के 50 वर्ष • 50 YEARS OF ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE"

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 86366
5 Rupees (₹5) 2017

Observe: State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination and date below Rupee (₹) symbol flanked by lotus flowers

Nickel brass Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 24943
5 Rupees (₹5) 2021

Observe: State Emblem of India above date and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: The design of grains flanked on the left periphery of the coin with denomination in center below Rupee (₹) symbol and lettering "पाँच रूपये • FIVE RUPEES"

Gifted to the museum by Prince Debajyoti on 24 February 2022. 161818
5 Rupees (₹5) 2021

Observe: State Emblem of India with the country name on both sides, lettering: "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Logo of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and lettering: "75th Year of Independence" and the denomination.

Nickel brass Commemorative issue on the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Gifted to the museum by Prince Debajyoti in 2022. 311196
10 Rupees (₹10) 2009

Observe: State Emblem of India between lines with lettering "भारत INDIA" in top and date in bottom
Reverse: Large denomination below fifteen rays and lettering "रूपये RUPEES"

Bimetallic; copper-nickel centre in aluminium-bronze ring Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7275
10 Rupees (₹10) 2009

Observe: Denomination below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Dr. Homi Bhabha facing 3/4th left with lettering "होमी भाभा जन्म शताब्दी वर्ष • HOMI BHABHA BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR"

Bimetallic; copper-nickel centre in aluminium-bronze ring Commemorative issue on Birth Centenary of Dr. Homi Bhabha. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 13789
10 Rupees (₹10) 2012

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Image of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in center with lettering "श्री माता वैष्णो देवी श्राईन बोर्ड • SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE BOARD"

Bimetallic; copper-nickel centre in aluminium-bronze ring Commemorative issue on Silver Jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 48683
10 Rupees (₹10) 2015

Observe: Denomination with Rupee (₹) symbol below State Emblem of India and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Bust of Swami Chinmayananda with lettering "स्वामी चिन्मयानंद की जन्मशती • Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda"

Bimetallic; copper-nickel centre in aluminium-bronze ring Commemorative issue on Birth Centenary of Swami Chinmayananda. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 74059
10 Rupees (₹10) 2017

Observe: State Emblem of India above date and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: Denomination and Rupee (₹) symbol below ten rays

Bimetallic; copper-nickel centre in aluminium-bronze ring Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 24945
20 Rupees (₹20) 2020

Observe: State Emblem of India above date and lettering "भारत INDIA"
Reverse: The design of grains flanked on the left periphery of the coin with denomination in center below Rupee (₹) symbol and lettering "बीस रूपये • TWENTY RUPEES"

Bimetallic; nickel brass centre in copper-nickel ring Gifted to the museum by the Prince Debajyoti on 24 July 2021. 161823

Foreign coins

This division contains of all international coins which part of the museum.

Contents
Country Facial value Year Design Material Remarks Image link & #No. [a]
 Bangladesh 2 Taka (৳2) 2013

Observe: Face value with the National emblem of Bangladesh and lettering "TWO TAKA".
Reserve: The name of the issuing authority on top and the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman facing right in center and on both sides are the numerical values. The lettering include "গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার • ২ 2 • দুই টাকা 2013 BANGLADESH"

Stainless steel Gifted to the founder by the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati on 23 January 2023. 133880
 Bangladesh 5 Taka (৳5) 2008

Observe: National emblem of Bangladesh and lettering "বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক"
Reserve: The Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge, now the Bangabandhu Bridge and the lettering "যমুনা বহুমুখী সেতু • ২০০৮ • FIVE TAKA ৫ পাঁচ টাকা"

Stainless steel Gifted to the founder by the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati on 23 January 2023. 9355
 Barbados 1 Cent (1¢) 2008

Observe: National coat of arms of Barbados dividing the date on both sides above tridents and the country name at the bottom.
Reserve: Trident above value and lettering "ONE CENT".

Copper plated steel Part of the Queen Elizabeth II series. Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 19188
 Bhutan ½ Rupee (Rs.½) 1955-1968

Observe: Bust of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck facing left and lettering "།། འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁཉིས་པ །།།། འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག །"
Reserve: Nine divided sections within circle with each section having a symbol: eight having various revered Buddhist religious symbols and the center division having letters "༆ལྕཊ་སྟག ལོ རྒྱ་ཊམ་ཕྱེད"

Nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 9170
 Bhutan 1 Ngultrum (Nu.1) 1979

Observe: Emblem of Bhutan within centre above date and elaborate designed Dharmachakra on a lotus with lettering "ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF BHUTAN::1979"
Reverse: Denomination below nine divided sections within circle with each section having a symbol: eight having various revered Buddhist religious symbols and the center division having letters "འབྲུག"

Copper-nickel Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 4284
 Germany 2 Euro Cent (2c) 2016

Observe: An oak twig, symbolizing stability, surrounded by the twelve stars of Europe.
Reverse: A globe, next to the face value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Copper plated steel Gifted to the founder by his cousin on 15 October 2022. 106
 Germany 20 Euro Cent (20c) 2020

Observe: The Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification surrounded with the twelve stars of Europe.
Reverse: A map, next to the face value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union.

Nordic gold Gifted to the founder by his cousin on 15 October 2022. 6319
 Germany 2 Euro (€2) 2002

Observe: The National Emblem of Germany surrounded with the twelve stars of Europe.
Reverse: A map, next to the face value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union.

Bimetallic; nickel brass centre in copper-nickel ring Engraved by Heinz Hoyer. Gifted to the founder by one of his friends on 22 November 2022. 112
 Indonesia 500 Rupiah (Rp500) 2016

Observe: National emblem of Indonesia and portrait of National Hero T. B. Simatupang with lettering "REPUBLIK INDONESIA • LETJEN TNI T. B. SIMATUPANG"
Reverse: Denomination above date and lettering "BANK INDONESIA"

Aluminium Commemorative issue on National Hero T. B. Simatupang. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 102250
 Netherlands 2 Euro (€2) 2000

Observe: An uncluttered portrait of Queen Beatrix is accompanied, in the right side, facing left with a vertically written inscription lettering "BEATRIX KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN 2000" above the date.
Reserve: A map, next to the face value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union.

Bimetallic; nickel brass centre in copper-nickel ring Engraved by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, part of the Queen Beatrix series. Gifted to the founder by his cousin on 15 October 2022. 152
 Oman 50 Baisa (50 ر.ع.) 1999

Observe: National emblem of Oman and the lettering "قابوس بن سعيد سلطان عمان".
Reserve: Value with both dates and lettering "بيسة ٥۰ ١٤٢٠هـ ١٩٩٩م"

Copper-nickel Part of the Sultan Qaboos Al-Said series. Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 1307
 Qatar 50 Dirhams (QR 0.5) 2006

Observe: Coat of arms of Qatar below date and lettering "١٤٢٧ · ٢٠٠٦" and "دولَة قطَر"
Reserve: Denomination and lettering "٥٠" "درهماً" and "STATE OF QATAR"

Copper-nickel Part of the Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 9641
 Saudi Arabia 25 halala 2009-2014

Observe: National emblem of Saudi Arabia and lettering "الملك عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" and "خادم الحرمين الشريفين".
Reserve: Legend above inscription in circle, dividing value, date below and lettering "خمس وعشرون هللة", "٢٥ ربع ريال 25 and "١٤٣٠ هـ".

Copper-nickel Part of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud series. Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 16419
 Singapore 1 Dollar (S$1) 1987

Observe: Coat of arms of Singapore above date with lettering "SINGAPURA • சிங்கப்பூர் • 新加坡 • SINGAPORE"
Reserve: Catharanthus roseus below the lettering "ONE DOLLAR" and denomination below the flower.

Aluminium-bronze Engraved by Christopher Ironside OBE FRBS. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1663
 Spain 1 Euro (€1) 2000

Observe: A portrait of King Juan Carlos I encircled by the lettering "ESPAÑA", the mintmark for the Madrid Mint and the twelve stars of Europe of which four are bound by a band.
Reserve: A map, next to the face value, shows the gathering of the fifteen states of the European Union.

Bimetallic; nickel brass centre in copper-nickel ring Engraved by Luis José Díaz, part of the King Juan Carlos I series. Gifted to the founder by his cousin on 15 October 2022. 87
 Sri Lanka 2 Rupees (Rs.2) 2017

Observe: National emblem of Sri Lanka and lettering "SRI LANKA", "ශ්‍රී ලංකා", "இலங்கை" and the year.
Reserve: Lettering "2" and "TWO RUPEES".

Stainless steel Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 157399
 Thailand 2 Baht (฿2) 2008-2017

Observe: Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) facing left and lettering "ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช รัชกาลที่๙"
Reverse: Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan Temple of Bangkok above denomination with lettering "ประเทศไทย พ.ศ.๒๕๕๖" and "๒ บาท 2"

Aluminium-bronze Part of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 7234
 Thailand 5 Baht (฿5) 1988-2008

Observe: Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) facing left and lettering "ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช รัชกาลที่๙"
Reverse: Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram above denomination with lettering ประเทศไทย พ.ศ.๒๕๓๓" and "๕ บาท 5"

Copper-nickel clad copper Engraved by Wuthichai Saengngoen and part of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej series. Part of the founding collection of the Museum. 1640

Banknotes collection

Indian banknotes

This division contains of all circulating banknotes issued by the Government of India ever since the nation's independence in 1947.

Contents
Facial value Year Design (Reverse) Material Remarks
1 Rupee 1983-1994 Sagar Samrat Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
1 Rupee 2015-2019 Sagar Samrat Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
2 Rupees 1975-1997 Satellite Aryabhata in space Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Two 2 Rupees 1984-1997 Royal Bengal Tiger standing in a forest background Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Two 5 Rupees 2009-2012 Farmer ploughing with a tractor while sun is rising Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Two 10 Rupees 1992-1997 Shalimar Bagh of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
10 Rupees 2010 Rhinoceros and elephant heads behind tiger at left center Paper Without Rupee (₹) symbol. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
10 Rupees 2014 Rhinoceros and elephant heads behind tiger at left center Paper With Rupee (₹) symbol. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
10 Rupees 2017-2020 Chariot Wheel at Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
20 Rupees 2019-2021 Ellora Caves of Maharashtra Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
50 Rupees 1977-2003 Parliament House in New Delhi Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
50 Rupees 2012-2017 Parliament House in New Delhi Paper With Rupee (₹) symbol. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
50 Rupees 2017-2020 Stone chariot at Vitthala Temple Complex at Hampi in Karnataka Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
100 Rupees 2017 Himalayas Paper With Rupee (₹) symbol. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
100 Rupees 2018-2020 Rani ki vav of Petan in Gujarat Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
200 Rupees 2017-2020 Sanchi Stupa of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
500 Rupees 2016-2021 Red Fort in New Delhi Paper Part of the founding collection of the Museum.

Foreign banknotes

This division contains of all international banknotes which are parts of the museum.

Contents
Country Facial value Year Design (Reverse) Material Remarks Image link & #No. [a]
 Bangladesh 10 Taka (৳10) 2022

Observe: Portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation facing right in the left and the National Martyrs' Memorial (জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ), the national monument in the center.
Reserve: Baitul Mokarram national mosque (বায়তুল মোকাররম).

Paper Added to the museum on 6 January 2023. 204788
 Bangladesh 20 Taka (৳20) 2021

Observe: Portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation facing right in the left and the National Martyrs' Memorial (জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ), the national monument in the center.
Reserve: Sixty Dome Mosque (ষাট গম্বুজ মসজিদ, Shaṭ Gombuj Moshjid).

Paper Gifted to the founder by the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati on 23 January 2023. 206133
 Bangladesh 50 Taka (৳50) 2021

Observe: Portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation facing right in the left and the National Martyrs' Memorial (জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ), the national monument in the center and the commemorative logo of the Golden Jubilee of Independence.
Reserve: Moi deya (plough the field) painting by Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin.

Paper Commemorative note issued in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of Independence. Added to the museum on 6 January 2023. 283221
 Bangladesh 100 Taka (৳100) 2018

Observe: Portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation facing right in the left and the National Martyrs' Memorial (জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ), the national monument in the center and the commemorative logo of the Golden Jubilee of Independence.
Reserve: Star Mosque (তারা মসজিদ, Tara Masjid).

Paper Gifted to the founder by the Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati on 23 January 2023. 208204
 Bhutan 1 Ngultrum (Nu.1) 1986-1990

Observe: Blue on multicolor underprint. The Royal emblem of Bhutan between facing dragons (Druk) at centre.
Reserve: Simtokha Dzong and the lettering "ROYAL MONETARY AUTHORITY BHUTAN • SIMTOKHA DZONG • 1 • ONE NGULTRUM".

Paper Part of the founding collection of the museum. 201726
 Malawi 20 Kwacha (K20) 2019

Observe: Reserve Bank of Malawi headquarters in Lilongwe and portrait of Inkosi ya Makhosi M’mbelwa II (Lazalo Mkhuzo Jere).
Reserve: Machinga Teacher's Training College and the lettering "Collège de formation des enseignants de Machinga".

Paper Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 204177
 Nigeria 5 Naira (₦5) 2021

Observe: Portrait of Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa KBE PC, the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria and the lettering "CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA 5 FIVE NAIRA".
Reserve: Nkpokiti dancers with drums and the national coat of arms of Nigeria on the left.

Polymer. Added to the museum on 25 January 2023. 204640

Philatelic collection

Postage stamps

Issuing country Value Year Design Remarks
 India ₹ 5 2009 Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi facing right. Commemorative series on Rajiv Gandhi.
 India ₹ 5 2016 Freedom fighter and Bharat Ratna Jayaprakash Narayan facing left. Commemorative series on Jayaprakash Narayan.
 India ₹ 5 2016 Portrait of Iron Man of India and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Commemorative series on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
 India ₹ 5 2020 Musical instrument Alghoza. Part of the series on musical instruments of wandering minstrels.
 India ₹ 5 2020 A wandering minstrel playing an alghoza.
 India ₹ 25 2015 Young Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi on their return from South Africa in 1915 100 years of Gandhi's return.

Vexillology collection

Sovereign entities

Constituent entities

Others

Books collection

This includes selective collection of books owned by the owner of the museum.

Origin country Name of the book Bought/Received Author Language/Genre Remarks
 India The Accidental Prime Minister April 2018 Sanjaya Baru English/
Memoir
Based on the author's experience as Principal Media Advisor to then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
 India Stay Hungry Stay Foolish April 2018 Rashmi Bansal English/
Non-fiction
Features the stories of 25 MBAs from IIM Ahmedabad who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship.
 India You Can Achieve More April 2018 Shiv Khera English/Self-help book Inspirational book
 India The Coalition Years: 1996–2012 18 June 2020 Pranab Mukherjee,
Former President of India
English/
Non-fiction
Based on the politics of India in the coalition government dominated years between 1996 and 2012.
 Bangladesh Of Blood and Fire
(translation of Ekattorer Dingulee)
2 January 2022 Shaheed Janani
Jahanara Imam
English/
Non-fiction
Memoir based on the author's experiences of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Describes her martyr son, Rumi Imam as a heroic figure.
 Finland 100 Social Innovations from Finland 24 February 2022 Ilkka Taipale English/
Non-fiction
Based highlighting social innovations which took place in Finland
 India Glimpses of World History 6 January 2023 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,
First Prime Minister of India
English/
History
Collection of 196 letters on world history written between 1930–1933 in various prisons in British India: Naini and Bareilly prisons as well as at Dehradun; two letters were written aboard an Italian steamer in the Arabian sea. The letters were addressed by the author to his young daughter Indira and were meant to introduce her to world history.

See also

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