The Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies was established in 1980 and is the only one of its kind in Asia. To impart a general idea about Indian coins to the common people, the Institute has organized a small museum. The Coin Museum is positioned against the backdrop of the enthralling Ajneri Hill, Nashik.
The museum offers a panoramic view of Indian coinage from
the earliest period to the modern times with the help of coins, moulds,
dyes, replicas, photographs, and brief write-ups. Dioramas depicting coin
minting and coin manufacturing techniques, like casting, machine striking,
etc. are also on exhibit. Apart from the numismatic material, some
bronzes, terracotta's, copper- hoard objects, paintings and some other
historical artifacts are also displayed.
The Institute has now begun workshops to encourage the hobby of coin collection in the Indians.
Timings: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Closed On: Sundays and Holidays
Rail: Nashik is a major station on the Central
Railway and there are a number of convenient trains that connect Nashik to
other cities and towns.
Road: By road Nashik is 185-km from Mumbai and can be reached by motoring on the NH-3 via Thane-Kasar-Igatpuri. Pune - Nashik is 220-km. There are several private and state buses available between Mumbai/Thane and Nashik. Visitors can use taxis, tourist cars, auto-rickshaws and vans, which are ideal for families and groups. All are easily available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Nashik.