DHUBRI, Dec 6 - To encourage the coin collectors towards systematic collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, etc., the District Museum here recently organised an annual talk session and exhibition on numismatics on its premises.
The talk was delivered by renowned numismatist SK Bose who laid emphasis on the history of coins and the growing popularity of coin collection among general public at present time.
Bose, in his 90 minutes talk, elaborately discussed about coin trade and its historical aspects in the country, particularly in the North-east.
Speaking on the importance of such hobby, the famous numismatist said, “Coins are the living historical documents which say a lot about the culture, trade, economy, language, etc., about a state and its relation with other states,” adding, “so, a systematic collection of coins is important. If you can study it deeply, it can lead you to many new and interesting true stories about the past.”
An exhibition of collection by private collectors from Dhubri was also held on the occasion. Collectors namely, Debajit Das, Pinaki Chakraborty, Arunendu Acharjee and Nizamul Islam exhibited their collections of coins ranging from historical era to modern period. The visitors appreciated the exhibition which was educative too.
“The entire programme organised by the Museum was an enriching experience and we need more of such approaches showing examples of community engagement,” expressed eminent scholar and senior journalist Dr Girindranath Goswami, who also chaired the session which was attended by many dignitaries from across the district, including SP Longneet Terang, DIPRO Bikash Sharma and District Museum officer Mrinmoy Das.