Numismatic exhibition "Coins of the world" opens in Simferopol, Crimea

Thursday, September 29, 2022

On Thursday, September 22, an exhibition of numismatics from the collection of the Russian traveler Viktor Pinchuk opened at the Museum of Simferopol History, located on Pushkin Street, in the center of Simferopol, the Crimean capital.

The title of the exhibition, "Coins of the world" ((Russian): С миру по монетке), which cannot be translated verbatim, was paraphrased from a Russian proverb.

The purpose of project is to increase the level of geographical knowledge of the population, in particular, the younger generation. The general educational concept of the exhibition, promotes the interest of young people in collecting foreign coins and, as a result, directs them to search and obtain information about the countries of the world, including small and little-known.

The opening ceremony began with the words of the director of the museum, Irina Ivanovna Vdovichenko, who, having introduced the creator of the exhibition to the guests of the event, said:

This exhibition is not just the result of static collecting, but the result of many years activity of Viktor Valeriyevich, including long intercontinental expeditions, which implies direct connection with such sciences as ethnography, social studies, geography and, in particular, one of its sections ― country studies.

In addition, the head of the municipal institution briefly told the audience about the long-term cooperation of the museum with the person who provided the collection for temporary exhibition, explaining that he knows a lot of interesting things about exotic places of the globe, and the information is not textbook, but practical.

The exhibition features coins from following parts of the world ― Africa, Asia, Latin America (South, Central, North) and Oceania ― 65 countries in all, the names of some of them would puzzle professional geographers.

Author of the numismatic-geographical project, while describing the exhibits in the museum display case, confessed that before visiting certain places on the planet, in particular microstates, he had close to zero information about them. He then described in detail the pattern of acquisition of collectibles.

Traveling around the globe, I bring back from the visited countries some amount of metal and paper money, acquiring them in banks, less often in flea markets.

The coins presented at the exhibition have come a long way in my backpack, repeatedly crossing the borders of states; each was obtained under certain circumstances and has its own story.

The exhibition is located in the museum's safe room, which also houses a permanent exposition of coins and banknotes circulating in Crimea since ancient times.

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