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The Monetary Museum is located on the ground floor of the RBI. This unique museum envisages documenting and preserving the monetary heritage of India. It has three galleries on the concepts, ideas and curiosities related to money. You can find a great old coins collection from gold, silver, bronze and more, since Fifth century BC till date, at the RBI Monetary Museum.
Since 2004, this beautiful and clean museum has done its best to maintain and display rare coins. It also has 8mm diameter coins called 'Fanam'. It is one of the only monetary heritages under RBI which is yet to be seen by most people.
The Museum is divided into Six Sections:
Concepts, Curiosities & the Idea of Money: This section provides the definition of money and gives information on its evolution. It talks about the Barter system and also displays all the items that were used as commodity money including cowri shells, Neolithic stone, axes, silver bar money, knife money and beads.
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