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Nashik Rare Fair 2016

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Date 8 9 and 10 January
Venue: Indraprashtha AC Hall
Old Gangapur Road Nashik-2



I attended the Rare Fair in Nasik earlier this year (January 2015). If you are from Nasik / nearby cities, there's no harm in attending the show as quite a few dealers across India have their stalls. Rajgors will have their auction too if I'm not wrong.

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Yes Rajgor's have auction on 7th Jan at 7pm


Yes you have the usual dealers from Mumbai and Kolkata
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Everyone is invited! :D

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City man buys Made-in-Nashik Mughal coin for Rs 2.5 lakh in auction

Chaitanya Deshpande | TNN | Jan 11, 2016, 03.41 PM IST

A silver coin minted in Nashik (erstwhile Gulshanabad) during the reign of Mughal emperors Jehandar Shah and Farrukhsiyar (1712 AD to 1719 AD) has under the hammer for a whopping Rs 2.5 lakh in an auction held during the three-day 'Rare Fare' annual exhibition and trade fair of coins, bank notes, stamps and other rare items. Organised by the Collectors Society of Numismatic in Nashik, the fair concluded on Sunday evening with hundreds of visitors thronging the Indraprastha hall to get a look of this made-in-Nashik 'star coin'.

"Nashik used to be known as Gulshanabad during the Mughal era. This coin must have been minted in one of the goldsmith shops situated in today's 'Taksal lane' that used to be the official dwelling for coin minting licence holders of that time.

Interestingly, the silver coin has been purchased by an individual from Nashik only," said advocate Rajesh Junnare, chief secretary of the fair and auction. As per the laws and regulations of the auctions, the names of the buyers have been kept secret.

Coins from the 2,000-year-old Satavahana reign, golden marks or commemorative coins from the Mughal age and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's official currency 'Hon' were amongst the rare exhibits at the event. After the successful auction, the prize distribution ceremony was organised on Sunday evening. Looking at the heavy rush of people on Sunday evening, the organisers are planning to extend the exhibition until Monday.

The highest bid coins

Silver coin of Gulshanabad
Size: 24.0mm
Weight: 11.5g
Category: Extremely rare
Price received: Rs 2.5 lakh

Gulshanabad or Nashik has its own historical, mythological, and social importance as several holy sites of the Hindus and the Muslims are located here. Coins were being minted in Nashik right from the 14th century when the city first came under the Delhi Sultanate. The city was taken over by the Mughals in the 16th century, and changed its name to Gulshanabad, the 'city of flowers'. When the Peshwas took over, the name Nashik was revived. Thus, coins bearing the Gulshanabad mint are very rare.

Silver coin of Bahavalpur
Size: 24mm
Weight: 22.95g
Category: Extremely rare
Price received: Rs 1.30 lakh

These Nazarana Double rupees were probably launched by Nawab Amir Muhammad Bahawal Khan II (AD 1772-1809) of Bahawalpur state to pay 'Nazr' (tribute) to Shuja ul-Mulk on the occasion of his second coronation. Among the Double Rupee coins of Bahawalpur, the coins of Shuja-ul-Mulk are quite rare. Interestingly, the bid started at Rs 70,000.

Gold coin of Miraj
Size: 10mm
Weight: 0.18g
Category: Extremely rare
Price Received: Rs 65,000

Patwardhan is a Maratha clan whose members controlled several jagirs in the Maratha empire including Miraj senior, Miraj junior, Tasgaon and Sangli. Gopal Rao Patwardhan of Miraj launched this coin named 'Fanam', in which the name 'Pant Pradhan', is engraved in Nagari legend. This is uni-faced coin is considered as extremely rare in this grade.

Special attractions from Nashik and Western Maharashtra at expo

- Silver coins from Mughal emperors Jehandar Shah and Farrukhseyar reign minted in Nashik
- Old and rare post cards with pictures of Nashik's Godavari ghat and other temples on them
- Rare collection of manuscript, metal ornaments and goods from Peshva rule
- 1,500-year-old golden commemorative coin of emperor Akbar weighing 10.80 gm

Source: Times of India
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