Do you know who a numismatist is? Well, a numismatist is a specialist in numismatics. Oh, wait! But what does numismatics mean? Numismatics is basically the study or collection of currency. This might come as a surprise to you but Ashwini Radha Krishna, who plays Rasathi in Oru Oorula Oru Rajakumari that airs on Zee Tamil is a numismatist. Well, it simply means, the actress is an ardent collector of various types of coins.
Watch Rasathi face her problems bravely in the show Oru Oorula Oru Rajakumari.
This side of the actress’ personal life was made public when she shared a picture of her coin collection on her Instagram page. And to be honest the collection on display was actually quite impressive.
So, if you are planning on starting a new hobby of collecting coins or wanting to get that inspiration, then here are some interesting facts about coin collection.
King of Hobbies: The origins of the hobby of coin collection can be traced back to thousands of years. In fact, it is believed that ancient Kings and Queens had this habit of collecting coins. Because of this, coin collecting is often referred to as ‘the hobby of Kings’.
The Coin Association: American Numismatic Association is the largest numismatic organisation which was founded in the year 1891. This organisation is known for having the largest numismatic materials in circulating.
The scent of the coin: According to a scientific study it has been established that coins do not have any distinctive smell of their own. On the contrary, the smell is nothing but the scent of the oil that your body releases after it comes in contact with the metal.
The big and the small: The largest currency note in the world is believed to have been issued in China during the Ming dynasty. Whereas, in 1917, Romania is believed to have issued the smallest banknote in the world.
The Indian roots: Cowrie shells were very important in ancient India. It is said that they were used as an important economic tool instead of metal coins.
There you go! So, be proud to have opted for such an ancient hobby of the coin collection. And believe in the fact that you are contributing to this rich tradition. Hoping that you take it to heart and create a space for this hobby in your life. If you know more facts about the hobby, do let us know in the comments below!
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