Monday, July 16, 2012

Indian Paper Money

A website for Indian Paper Money is now live!

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The most informative website on Indian Paper Money!

This website is dedicated to the study of Indian paper money from the past to the present. The information in this website will support research and education in numismatics.  This will benefit all academic specialists, serious collectors, professional numismatists, curators, librarians, auction houses and interested public. This website will help popularize banknote collection as a hobby with focus on numismatics as a sole subject, paper money or notaphily being the essence.  Notaphily is the study of banknotes.  Banknote collecting is an exciting hobby, which many millions of collectors around the world get immense pleasure from.

Collecting banknotes helps explore all kinds of cultures, eras, periods and history of the country.  It explains the significance of monuments, temples, about the fauna, flora, rivers, mountains that are displayed on Indian Paper Money. The economic and political history of any country are displayed thorough the vignettes that are present on the banknotes.
This website also provides you with a discussion board and a classified section where you will be able to post an advertisement to buy, sell or exchange Indian paper money. 

Salient features:
  • All types of Indian Paper Money since its inception in 1770 to the present arranged chronologically and classified.
  • Watermarks are described with pictorial illustrations.
  • All Security Features are captured and explained.
  • The intricate details on micro-print, micro-lettering, micro-tint, relief underprints, motifs and security features on banknotes are described.
  • Well-researched and documented information on Issue Dates, Types, Prefix, Circle of Issue and Signatories.
  • Information on the Engravers, Designers and Printers of the Indian Banknotes.
  • The prime focus of this website is to provide all collectors with well researched and the best information on Indian Paper Money. Extensive information with images, explanations, anecdotes will take you through the history of Indian Paper Money.
The information on Indian Paper Money since its inception in 1770 is divided into 14 Chapters.
Chapter 1 : Early Banknotes of Presidency and Private Banks 1770-1861.

Bank of Bombay - One Hundred Rupees

Chapter 2 : Portrait Notes of Queen Victoria and Uniface Notes of Government of India.
Fifty Rupees - Red underprint; A. C. McWatters signature

Chapter 3 : British India - Portrait Notes of King George V.
Rupees Five - Q prefix; J. B. Taylor signature

Chapter 4 : British India - Portrait Notes of King George VI.
Rupees One Thousand - Calcutta circle;J. B. Taylor signature

Chapter 5 : Indian Notes Used In Burma and Pakistan.
One Hundred Rupees - J. B. Taylor signature

Chapter 6 : Indian Notes Since Independence.
Fifty Rupees

Chapter 7 : Osmania Notes of Hyderabad.
One Thousand Rupees

Chapter 8 : Notes of Jammu and Kashmir.
Note of Jammu and Kashmir

Chapter 9 : Notes of Saurashtra States.
Morvi State Havala - Two Hundred and Fifty

Chapter 10 : Cash Coupons of Princely States.
Cash Coupons of Princely States

Chapter 11 : POW - Prisoner Of War Coupons.

Two Rupees - Bangalore Camp

Chapter 12 : Portuguese India - Notes of Indo-Portuguese Territories.
Banco Nacional Ultramarino - Twenty Rupias

Chapter 13 : French India - Notes of Indo-French Territories.

Banque De L'Indochine - Fifty Rupees

Chapter 14 : Essays, Patterns, Proofs and Trials.
Bank of Bengal - Essay


rajnish singh said...

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Ratneshwar Prasad said...

I have 100% Original Rare C.D Deshmukh 100 Rupee note.front side king George image and back tiger image, i want to sale them, prifix A/98 047287. and second eagle note Bombay mint prifix U/49 447069, interested person call me 9525636568.