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Currencies represent history

October 7, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Currency, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Mushfique Wadud. October 6th, 2013 (http://www.dhakatribune.com)

Taka museum, the first ever currency museum in the country, is inaugurated.

Tawfikul Haque, a student of Class VII, knew from history books that silver coins were used during the Mughal-period as currency. But those were just words on the pages for him, as he never imagined of getting to see Mughal-era silver coins in real life.

However, Tawfikul marveled at currencies from key historical periods including the Mughal, the British, and the Pakistani-era, when he came with his father on Saturday to the inauguration ceremony of Taka Museum, the first ever currency museum in the country.

“I had never imagined that I would see the currencies used in the past,” he said.

Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury formally inaugurated the Taka Museum on Saturday at the Bangladesh Bank Training Academy in Mirpur.

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