Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Philatelic & Hobbies Society, Hyderabad is organizing a three-day “Hyderabad Coins & Notes Fair-2011” from July 29 to 31 at the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI).
Addressing a media conference here today, the Society Treasurer, Mr Kesava Rao, said this is the third time they were organizing the fair. The previous ones were held in 2005 and 2007. He said that some 85 coins, notes and stamp dealers from all over the country are expected to take part in the fair. This will be a golden opportunity for the Coin, Notes and Stamp collectors and the general public of twin cities to view rare coins and notes on display, he added.
Mr Kesava Rao said the FAPCCI president, Mr V. S. Raju, who will be the chief guest would inaugurate the fair at 10 am on July 29.
Some of the interesting items on display are: World’s smallest gold coin weighting 0.034 milligrams minted in 1382 AD during the reign of King Harihara-II of Vijayanagara dynasty; one of the largest gold coins minted by Australia weighing one kg; world’s largest silver coin weighing 10 kg issued by Australia; the very rare currency note of 21/2 rupees issued by the Indian Government in 1918; the demonetized notes of higher denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 1,0000 and gold and silver coins and currency notes of the erstwhile Hyderabad State will also be displayed. He said there is no fee for admission and the exhibition remains open from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Society president, Mr Sunder Bahirwani, was also present.