Manoj Patnaik

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.                          
                                     ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Currency Museum

Hello and welcome to my Currency Museum !!!

My banknotes and coins collection grew largely because of many international friends from The University of Texas at Arlington and I thank them immensely. I used to collect anything that came my way but realised later that it was impossible to collect everything and so wanted to concentrate on a particular theme. While on a trip to Europe, I managed to get some pre Euro era notes featuring Galileo, Marconi and Gauss. Having been a science and engineering student, I therefore decided to specialize in currency featuring Scientists, Engineers and Mathematicians...

...In Hindu tradition, almost every venture starts by paying respects to  Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and remover of all obstacles.  Lord Ganesha is featured on a 20,000 Rupiah note from Indonesia. His Roman counterpart, Goddess Minerva is featured on a 100 Lira Italian coin. Hence the first exhibits in my museum are dedicated to a God and a Goddess of Wisdom !!!

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Lord Ganesha on 20000 Rupiah issued by Bank Indonesia in 1998.

Roman Goddess Minerva on 100 Lira Coin


Computing Museum

Currency Museum