Bizarre coin lover Waliullah |

Desk Report:: SAH Waliullah is a man of various hobbies. She is a third-year student in the Department of Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies at the Islamic University. Hobbyist has built a great collection of coins and stamps little by little over the last 15 years.

The story of the beginning of this hobby of Wally is a little different. Her cousin once received six Australian coins from her cousin. Waliullah received a toy helicopter as a gift from his father while he was in the second grade. But a few days later, his Mojo brother ruined the toy. In return he took the six Australian coins from his brother. While studying in 8th class, he got some silver and copper coins of British India from his aunt’s house. From then on, I started to love seeing all the different pictures painted on the coins of different countries. And once upon a time, Wali’s hobby journey started from this love.

At first he started collecting coins but later he started collecting paper notes. On social media Facebook, he became acquainted with Rabiul Islam, the forerunner of the collector world, which later marked the beginning of a new chapter in Wali’s coin collection.

Asked about the hobby, Waliullah said, “I had a penchant for foreign currency even before I started collecting coins.” I would feel a different kind of shiver when I took the coins of British India in my hand. It seemed that the history of one hundred and fifty years is in the palm of my hand! Over time I learned to recognize the various alleys of the collection world; As soon as we know about our roots, let’s start looking for more ancient ones. Finding my roots in this unfamiliar path, I have entered the stream of a huge history. Where I am enjoying an outstanding combination of asking, discovering and guessing.

It has in its collection all kinds of paper notes and coins published in Bangladesh since 1972. In addition, his collection includes more than one and a half thousand domestic and foreign currencies, paper notes and commemorative notes from 133 countries, including South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and America. Dozens of coins from 119 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, coins from the oldest city of Gandhara in the Indian subcontinent, stamped silver coins, the city of Magadha and coins from the Mauryan Empire are in his collection.

There are also Indo-Greek, Panchal, Shunga, Satavahana, Kushan, Paschim Kshatrapa, Gupta, Nag, Harikela and coins of Maitrak dynasty and several ancient dynasties of Indian subcontinent including Chauhan, Chalukya, Gadhura, Pratihara, including gold seal of King Binayaditya of Kidara kingdom. Etc. also several coins of the dynasty. There are coins of six Mughal emperors including Tipu Sultan, Emperor Akbar, Shahjahan, Aurangzeb of Mysore and some coins of Delhi Sultan including Muhammad bin Tughlaq, Alauddin Khilji. In addition to Portuguese India, East India Company, British Indian several coins of different years; Travancore, Baroda, Mewar, Hyderabad, Tonk, Kuch, Shivganga, Pratapgarh and several other contemporary princely states have deposited coins in his collection.

Besides coins, Waliullah also collected stamps. So far, he has collected 1,500 stamps from about 55 countries. Wally was introduced to a Swiss expatriate named Barkat Al Rahman as a collector. He affectionately calls Wali his younger brother. He alone has gifted Wali one thousand stamps from 45 countries. He assured Wali that he would collect about 700 stamps and send them to the country in a few days.

Sometimes Waliullah collects money mainly by saving money or sometimes by exchanging it with others. He has exchanged currency with friends from many countries including India, Nepal, Bhutan, Australia and Pakistan. Informed, subconsciously entering the state of collection. Running after this coin, you see a different world. Auction post in Dhaka and Kolkata, Tanti Bazar is one of the gold shops. He has collected many coins from these places. His father also went to Hajj and brought Saudi currency.

In addition, acquaintances and relatives have received coins as gifts from many. Now, on his birthday, people close to him prefer to give coins as gifts.

Regarding future plans, Waliullah said he wants to set up a museum in his district Magura. Which will be open to all. Looking at the coins, our new generation will be interested to know about their own history and heritage. Many will be attracted and inspired by this educational hobby. Apart from this, this coin lover wants to have a big exhibition at his university.

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