The difference between this and an exhibition of the latest Mercs is that if you can buy anything here, you must be really rich.
The Hyderabad Philatelic & Hobbies Society is organising an exhibition of rare coins and currency notes called Hyderabad Coins And Notes Fair 2007, at the Juloori Veeresalingam Kalyana Mandapam of Arya Vysya Abhyudaya Sangam on P G Road, from 5th to 7th January. Some of the world's rarest and most ancient coins and currency notes are on display in this exhibition.
One of the smallest coins, a gold coin weighing 30mg, introduced in 1382 AD by Vijayanagar emperor Parihara-II, and one of the biggest and heaviest silver coins, weighing 5 kilograms, issued by the British Islands, are some the highlights of this exhibition. In addition to this, the tiniest currency note of one cent used in Hong Kong, the London-printed largest currency note of Rs. 1,000 and some coins issued by the Hyderabad Nizam during 1918, will leave you in awe.
The display also has Indian currency notes of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 which were abolished during the emergency period imposed by Indira Gandhi, in addition to various fancy number notes. On this occasion, the Reserve Bank of India will showcase and explain how to detect counterfeit notes.
The entry to the exhibition is free. For further details, please contact the venue at 2784-9850/2784-4979.