Coins, banknotes and other artefacts ranging from the Chandragupta period to the Victorian era will be auctioned in the city at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya on December 2.
“This event is for people who are interested in collecting rare coins, banknotes, tokens and medals,” said Malcolm Todywalla, head of the Todywalla Auction. The auction will feature 700 coins, medals, tokens and banknotes from the reigns of Chandragupta, Akbar, Tipu Sultan and Queen Victoria, a period representing 2,500 years of India’s rich monetary heritage.
The coins include gold dinars from the Gupta period expected to fetch between Rs1,75,000 and Rs2,75,000, square gold mohurs (coins) from the Akbar era valued at prices between Rs1,00,000 and Rs1,25,000 and Victorian era coins from India. Medals to be auctioned include the East India Company Bronze Medal For Seringapatam among others. “We deal with those sellers who want to sell their rare coins, banknotes, medals and tokens but don’t know exactly how much does it is valued at,” said Todywalla. “ We provide a platform for sellers, dealers, investors and buyers in the market interested either in selling or buying these rare items.’’