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The Coin Museum

The Coin Museum in Anjaneri near Nashik, is an attractive tourist site. In Asia, The Coin Museum is the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies. This museum was started in 1980. It includes various articles, photographs, real and copied coins. 
The museum organizes workshops regularly for the people who are interested in collecting the coins.

 

Districts/Region

Nashik District, Maharashtra, India

History

The Shakti Krishna Coin Museum of Money and History was founded in 1980 under the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies which is even known as the Indian Numismatics, Historical and Cultural Research Foundation. The museum was established to maintain the records of the history of the currencies of Ancient India and let the general public have a basic knowledge about the history of Indian coins. 
This museum is spread throughout the campus for almost 505 acres of land surrounded by Anjaneri hills. This museum has made a good documentary history which is beneficial for our generations. 
The museum showcases the coins of various dynasties like Kushanas, the Kshatrapas, the Nagas, the Vallabhas, the Gupta, the Kalachuris and the Parmaras. Some artefacts from the dynasties of Delhi Sultanates, Mughals, and the Malwa Sultans. 
The museum consists of real and replica coins, moulds, dyes, photographers and numismatic materials. This can give an idea about the Indian currency since ancient times. The museum also exhibits coin manufacturing techniques. Some workshops are also organized in the museum. Other than coins the museum also exhibits copper hoard objects, terracotta objects and some historical artefacts and paintings.
 

Geography

The coin museum is at a distance of 22.6 KM from Nashik and 3 KM from Anjaneri. It is in the campus of the Indian Institute of research in Numismatic Studies, which is on the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar road.

Weather/Climate

The average annual temperature in the region is 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme in this region, and the temperature goes as low as 12 degrees Celsius.
The sun is very harsh during summers. The region gets more rain during summer than winters. The temperature during summer goes above 30 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall is around 1134 mm. 

Nearest tourist places

●    Anjaneri Temples and Fort (6.1 KM)
●    Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple (9.1 KM).
●    Wine tasting places- Sula Vineyard (16.2 KM).
●    Harihar fort (21.1 KM).
●    Pandavleni Caves (23.9 KM). 
●    Bhaskargad Fort (27.5 KM) 

 

Things to do

●    One can enjoy the cool and calm environment of the museum as it is situated at the backdrop of        the Anjaneri Hills, and also  explore the fascinating View of the hill.
●    The Coin Museum also organizes workshops, regularly, to promote coin collecting in India.

 

Special food speciality and hotel

Nashik is considered a city of foodies. One can find a variety of food available such as Misal Pav, Vada Pav, Dabeli, Sabudana Vada,  Thalipeeth, Chats. Other than these dishes traditional Maharashtrian Cuisine is available in the restaurants.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

There are various accommodation facilities available such as:

The nearest police station there is Gangapur Police Station 19.8 KM.

The nearest hospital available is Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital at a distance of 23.3 KM.
 

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

The museum is surrounded by Anjaneri hills and can be visited in every season.
This Museum is open from Monday to Saturday: 9.30 A.M. to 1.00 P.M and 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M. 
Closed: Sundays and Holidays.
No Entry fees are required. 
 

Language spoken in area 

English, Hindi and Marathi.