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About me

Ravi Somani, is a businessman settled in Delhi, during childhood he was fascinated by Coins, Currency Notes, Colourful Stamps and Autographs of noted personalities and he used to collect these items without any particular theme, just for pleasure of having various rare items in his possession but as the years passed this casual hobby developed in to serious collection and investment. Ravi Somani then joined Delhi Coin Society to understand more about such collection and value of such items. As he developed knowledge and more information, Ravi Somani increased his collection in a scientific way. Now Ravi Somani is well known Numismatic in the collectors circle in India.

Coin collecting as a hobby,A hobby is a person’s passion – something which has no utility strings attached to it. There are several hobbies and coin-collecting hobby is one of them. It is also called NUMISMATICS. The hobby can be developed to a serious nature requiring lots of time and energy and it has many branches to it.
I am a serious coin collector and I only collect the Indian Coin from year 1835 onwards which is the period when uniform coinage was introduced in India by British Empire.
Basically there is no fixed pattern or rule or guidance rule for those whose hobby is coin collecting. To some people the approach is casual while others are more serious. There are national collectors of coins and others who are interested historically. Some collectors only look around for coins that have an error – which may turn out to be of priceless value after some time.
The great thing about the coin-collecting hobby is that anybody irrespective of age and gender can have a go at it.
I would suggest more people to take up this hobby it will help you learn the History of India at same time it will bring pleasure to you. I have been promoting Numismatics and Stamp collection as an Alternate investment also. I was interviewed by the Daily News paper and also by TV channels. Which I am posting on this website.
If you need any more information please contact me on ravisomani@gmail.com

Currency Notes / Bank Notes Collection, Ravi Somani is collecting Indian Bank notes / Currency notes since British Period till now. I have learned a lot about Indian History and many interesting facts about India through this collection.
In very beginning in early 19th Century the Bank notes were printed on ONE SIDE which were called Uniface notes. During the reign of King George V a bank note of 2 rupee 8 anna was also introduced.
The early 1 rupee note were quite small in size, to save Paper. The bundle of such notes was of 25 pcs. not of 100 pcs like present bundles.
After Independence High denomination currency notes were introduced and later withdrawn by Government of India, such notes were in very few number hence considered Rare. Such Bank notes were of Denomination Rs. 5000/- and Rs. 10000/-
While collecting Bank Notes one must collect the Bank Notes which are having Good Condition like notes which are not Torn, not having any stain or marks. Also keep the Bank Notes in a good quality Collection Album so that there is no damage to the Note due to Humidity, dust and other weather effects.
Collecting Bank Notes is a very interesting hobby which gives great pleasure and if you collect good quality notes surely your collection will appreciate in value as well and give a good return if you decide to sell such bank notes at later date.
To see some interesting bank notes please visit the website www.coins-of-india.com if you have any query or suggestion please mail me at ravisomani@gmail.com