Jusco MD Ashish Mathur (left) addresses a news meet on Friday. (Bhola Prasad)
Here’s a chance to see how a coin from the Mughal era looked like.
In an attempt to cultivate coin collection as a hobby, Coin Collectors’ Club, Jamshedpur, will organise seminar and sessions during the annual coin exhibition to be held from January 19.
The organisers said that the 19th edition of Jamcoin-2013 would be more informative, grand and exciting.
Unlike previous years, the exhibition this time will be held at Mohan Ahuja Stadium near JRD Tata Sports Complex and not at Tulsi Bhavan.
Jamcoin is not just about rare and old coins, it is also a place to learn about the various ages and historical events. There will 20 dealers from across the country and around 10 coin collectors who will display their collection at the three-day exhibition.
Supported by Jusco under its campaign Zimmedaar Nagrik, Zimmedaar Shahar, Jamcoin-2013 will rope in more people. Jusco has selected 50 pupils from Kerala Samajam Model School and Jusco School in South Park to put up a fashion show on Day One.
Two speakers from Calcutta — Susmita Basu Majumdar and Ravi Shanker —have been invited. The organisers will also host an inter-school quiz competition on January 20.
Rare silver and gold coins from the Kushan, Gupta and Mughal period, native state coins and commemorative coins of India and other countries will be displayed. Coins on eminent personalities will be put up.
“Parents must bring their children to generate their interest in numismatics as a hobby,” said Kalyan Guha, general secretary of the club.
The Coin Collectors’ Club of Jamshedpur is the only numismatic society in Jharkhand and Bihar. They have been organising this exhibition since 1994.