Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Ravi Somani BizMan Collection Of Indian Currency During British Rule
Indian Currency during British Rule
In the late 7th century, the pure form of gold, silver, copper and bronze coins were used as the currency of India without any religious belief. Later, the denominations engraved coins were introduced in India which was known as the punch-marked coins. In 18th century, the British Government grabbed control over India and introduced the first paper currency. Immediately, after overtaking the power, the native images from the coins were replaced by the Victorian portraits.
Ravi Somani Delhi had indulged in collections ofthe antique coins and notes from his early childhood days. Starting from the year 1835till date, he has most of the significant information regarding Indian currency. He has a hobby of collecting autographs of renowned figures too. The East India Company coins were issued by the British in the year 1858 with portraits of Queen Victoria.
Later, the coins were issued along with the portraits of Edward VII from the year 1903 to 1910. There was no coin introduced by the British during the brief domination of Edward VIII. In the year 1911, the portraits of George Emperor took possession over the British Indian coin and ended with George VI in 1947. RaviSomani has tremendous zeal on studying all coins and paper money, issued in India by the British Government.