Vishwamitran Royal Museum

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Vishwamitran Royal Museum
विश्वामित्रन शाही संग्रहालय
Vishwamitran Royal Museum (Logo).svg
Curator Dhrubajyoti Roy,
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Opened 9 January 2021
Type Micronational, Numismatics
Location Rashtra Niwas, Rajagriha

The Vishwamitran Royal Museum is a museum founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy 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.

Contents

Numismatics

Coins

Origin Facial Value Year Observe Reserve Issue type Remark(s)
Pre-independence Indian coins
Flag of British Raj.svg British India One Rupee 1907 Profile of Edward VII surrounded by his name. Face value, country and date. Spray of lotus flowers on each side and a crown above. Standard circulating Gifted by the maternal uncle of the founder;
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Indian coins
 India 1p 1964 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date with Devanagari legend Standard circulating Gifted by a teacher to the founder on his 19th birthday.
 India 2p 1978 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 3p 1970 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Date and denomination with Devanagari legend Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 5p 1974,
1976,
1983
National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Date and denomination Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 5p,
10p
1979 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo on square within circle, wreath surrounds. Circulating commemorative issue on International Year of the Child. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 5p 1988 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 10p 1973,
1982
National emblem within a circle of bends, wreath surrounded. Denomination and date with a circle of bends, wreath surrounded. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 10p 1980 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Woman threshing grain. Circulating commemorative issue on Rural Women's Advancement. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 10p,
25p
1982 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of the IX Delhi Asian Games. Circulating commemorative issue on IX Asian Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 10p 1985,
1986,
1987
National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 10p 1990 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 20p 1982 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Grain sprig within stylized sun design. Circulating commemorative issue on World Food Day. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 20p 1982,
1983,
1984
National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 25p 1965 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 25p 1974,
1983
National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination over date and a wreath below. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 25p 1988 National emblem over denomination Indian rhinoceros facing left. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p[a] 1963 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1972 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Figures with Indian flag, parliament building in background. Circulating commemorative issue on 25th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1975 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1985 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Indira Gandhi facing right. Circulating commemorative issue on death of Indira Gandhi. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1985 National emblem within a floral wreath around the rim. Denomination and date in centre surrounded by a floral wreath. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1986 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. People with fishing nets. Circulating commemorative issue on Fisheries. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 1990,
1998,
2001,
2002
National emblem above denomination Map in background with circular Parliament house building in New Delhi on top. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India 50p 2009 National emblem with 'India' on top in English and Hindi. Fist (in Hasta Mudra) depicting 50 paise Standard circulating (Hasta Mudra series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1 1985,
1991
National emblem and 'India' at the top in English and Hindi. Two maize plant on other side, with the denomination in larger font, within a hexagon. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1 2001 National emblem and 'India' at the top in English and Hindi. Two maize plant on other side, with the denomination in larger font. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1 2005 National emblem with denomination and 'India' at the top in English and Hindi. Cross dividing four dots Standard circulating (Unity in diversity series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1 2009 National emblem with 'India' on top in English and Hindi. Thumb (in Hasta Mudra) depicting one Standard circulating (Hasta Mudra series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1,
₹2
2010 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Reserve Bank of India. Circulating commemorative issue on the Platinum Jubilee of the Bank. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 2016 National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date below the rupee symbol र flanked by lotus flowers. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 1995,
2002
National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Flag on map of India with 'National Integration' inscription. Standard circulating (National Integration series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 2005 National emblem with denomination and 'India' at the top in English and Hindi. Cross dividing four dots Standard circulating (Unity in diversity series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 2009 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Louis Braille in the center. Circulating commemorative issue on 200th birth anniversary of Louis Braille. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2,
₹5
2010 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of the XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. Circulating commemorative issue on XIX Commonwealth Games. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 2014,
2015
National emblem and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date below the rupee symbol र flanked by lotus flowers. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 1999 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date flanked by lotus flowers. (in silver) Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 1999 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date flanked by lotus flowers. (in gold) Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2004 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Lal Bahadur Shastri facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on birth centenary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2006 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Circulating commemorative issue on 50 years of ONGC. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2008 National emblem with denomination and 'India' at the top in English and Hindi. Denomination above horizontal lines depicted sea waves. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2009 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Dr. Rajendra Prasad facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2009 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Parliament building Circulating commemorative issue on 60 years of The Commonwealth. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2010 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Circulating commemorative issue on 150th anniversary of CAG of India. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2011 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Rabindranath Tagore facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2011 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Madan Mohan Malaviya in center. Circulating commemorative issue on 150th birth anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2012 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Motilal Nehru facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on 150th birth anniversary of Motilal Nehru. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2012 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Indian Government Mint, Kolkata. Circulating commemorative issue on 60 years of Indian Government Mint. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2013 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Swami Vivekananda in the center. Circulating commemorative issue on 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2013 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Satguru Ram Singh Ji. Circulating commemorative issue on 150 years of Kuka Movement. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2013 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2014 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Jawaharlal Nehru facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2015 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Jamsetji Tata facing right. Circulating commemorative issue on 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2015 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Logo of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. Circulating commemorative issue on the 60 years of BHEL. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2015 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Denomination and date below the rupee symbol र flanked by lotus flowers. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2009 National emblem with 'India' on top in English and Hindi. Denomination in large font, with 15 wide rays in semi-circular shape. Standard circulating (Science & Technology series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2009 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Homi Bhabha facing left. Circulating commemorative issue on the birth centenary of Homi Bhabha. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2012 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Image of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi in center. Circulating commemorative issue on the silver jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2015 National emblem with denomination and 'India' in two sides in English and Hindi. Bust of Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati. Circulating commemorative issue on birth centenary of Swami Chinmayananda. Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2017 National emblem with 'India' on top in English and Hindi. Denomination in large font, with 10 wide rays in semi-circular shape. Standard circulating (Science & Technology series) Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Foreign coins
 Bhutan 1/2 rupee 1955-1968
(date unknown)
Bust of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck facing left. Divided into nine sections within circle, each has symbol; eight various Revered Buddhist Symbols. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Bhutan Nu 1 1979 Elaborate designed Dharmachakra on a Lotus. Divided into nine sections within circle, each has symbol; eight various Revered Buddhist Symbols & in the center is the word BHUTAN in Dzongkha language. Standard circulating Gifted by Bishnu Chetry to the founder;
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Indonesia Rp 500 2016 National emblem of Indonesia and the bust of the National Hero of Indonesia, T. B. Simatupang. Denomination Standard circulating Gifted by a teacher of the founder;
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Qatar 5 ر.ق 2006 Emblem of Qatar consisting of two crossed bent swords, and between them a sailing ship (dhow) sailing on waves beside an island with two palm trees. Denomination Standard circulating Gifted by Princess Sarala to the founder;
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Singapore S$1 1987 Emblem and 'Singapore' on four sides in English, Tamil, Chinese, and Malay. Denomination Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Thailand ฿2 2008 Bust of King Bhumibol Adulyadej facing left. Saket Temple in Bangkok. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 Thailand ฿5 1988 Bust of King Bhumibol Adulyadej facing left. Wat Benchamabophit, also known as “The Marble Temple". Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.

Banknotes

Origin Facial Value Year Observe Reserve Issue Remark(s)
Indian banknotes
 India ₹1 1984-1993
(Date unknown)
Blue, Brown, Pink, Deep purple, and multicolored encroaching the edges with circular and colored watermark window. Serial numbers to the right, below bilingual signatories. Numerical 1 in the center is replaced by designer one rupee in Hindi with a dark floral background. Scalloped rupee design; 'Sagar Samrat' offshore oil rig on the back Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹1 2017 Encroaching edges with circular and colored watermark window. Serial numbers to the right, below bilingual signatories. Numerical 1 in the center is replaced by designer one rupee in Hindi with a dark floral background. Scalloped rupee design; 'Sagar Samrat' offshore oil rig on the back Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 1970-1985
(Date unknown)
National emblem at right. Standing Royal Bengal Tiger. Circular Reserve Bank of India monogram moving towards the center. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹2 1975-1997
(Date unknown)
Red, Blue & multi-colored. 13 regional languages appearing in front. Watermark window in Oval. Satellite Aryabhatta Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹5 2010 Mahatma Gandhi at right, Reserve Bank seal at lower right and national emblem column at lower left. Farmer ploughing with a tractor while sun is rising. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 1992-1997
(Date unknown)
Saffron, brown and multi-color under-print with National emblem to the right. Picture of Shalimar Garden in the center. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2010
(without rupee symbol)
Pale brown-violet on multicolor underprint. Mahatma Gandhi at right, Reserve Bank seal at lower right. Rhinoceros and elephant heads behind tiger at left center. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹10 2014
(with rupee symbol)
 India ₹10 2018 Brown. Mahatma Gandhi at left center. Telescoping serial number. National emblem at right. Konark Wheel at right center with the logo of the Swachh Bharat Campaign. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹20 2019 Mahatma Gandhi at centre, facing left with Reverse Bank Seal. A picture of the Ellora Caves with the logo of the Swachh Bharat Campaign. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹50 1977-2003
(Date unknown)
National emblem on the right side. The number 50 is located slightly to the right from the middle. Serial number in top right and bottom left. A picture of the Parliament House. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹50 2017 Mahatma Gandhi with Reverse Bank Seal A picture of the Parliament House. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
 India ₹50 2018 Mahatma Gandhi with Reverse Bank Seal. A picture of the stone chariot at Hampi with the logo of the Swachh Bharat Campaign. Standard circulating Part of the founding collection of the Museum.
Foreign banknotes
 Bhutan Nu 1 1986-1990
(Date unknown)
Blue on multicolor underprint; Royal emblem between facing dragons at centre. Simtokha Dzong Palace at centre. Standard circulating Gifted by H.S.H. Princess Sarala;
Part of the founding collection of the Museum.

Vexillology

County/entity Date obtained/received Material Notes
 India 2010 Khadi Gifted to the owner of the museum by H.S.H. Prince Biswajit.
 Vishwamitra 29 January 2021 Cotton Printed and bought by the owner of the museum.
 Namibia 18 March 2021 Paper Two flags sent on request to the founder by H.E. The High Commissioner of Namibia in New Delhi.
Accompanied by a letter of appreciation signed by the high commissioner.
 Taiwan 22 March 2021 Cloth Sent on request to the founder from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in New Delhi.

See also

Notes

  1. 50 Naye Paise