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CURRENCY MUSEUM

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Section-B

Prepared For

Md. Shahidullah Kayser


Lecturer

Dept. of Finance

Jagannath University, Dhaka

Prepared By

Group members:

Sl No. Name ID

1 Zannatul Moua Moury (Group Leader) M-18140203569

2 Khadija Akter M-18140203552

3 Sadia Mubashara M-18140203557

4 Md. Zahir Hasan M-18140203585

5 Fatema Akter M-18140203570

6 Md. Al Mamun M-18140203590

Date: 3.December.2018

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
3. December.2018

Md. Shahidullah Kayser


Lecturer

Dept. of Finance

Jagannath University, Dhaka

Subject: Submission of term paper on “Currency Museum”

Dear Sir,

We are very glad to inform you that we are going to submit our term paper on “Currency
Museum” which prescribed by you in your course Business Communication.

We tried our level best to complete our term paper in a proper way despite having limitation. The
report is based on currency museum and we took help from website and book and as well as we
visited there.

We will be very grateful if our limited effort is able to draw your kind attention. Your valuable
suggestion will inspire us further. There may be some mistakes due to various limitations. For
this reason we beg your kind consideration in this regard.

Thank you,

On the behalf of group

Zannatul Moua Moury

M-18140203569

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

At the very first moments, thanks to almighty Allah for special blessing in completing the report.
We are indebted to everyone that have supported and helped me during completing these studies.

Enormous gratitude goes to our supervisor teacher. If we didn’t get the help of our faculty
teacher then it couldn’t be possible for us to completing this task and understand it properly. The
idea to work on "Currency Museum" came from our faculty teacher, who also guided and
supported us in conducting the term paper.

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SCOPE:
To make this report we can find lots of thinks in website and as well as in many books and
visiting that place. These are helping most to write us report properly. In website and book so
many thinks are there its help a lot to find the exact think for our report.

LIMITATIONS:
Since we are find maximum information from the website and books and visiting there, there is a
possibility of getting wrong information unintentionally. We are working on the basis the
Museum of Currency with our knowledge and others knowledge .we try to do work more
accurately but the report findings may be has erroneous.

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EXECITIVE SUMMARY
Currency Museum is the first museum in Bangladesh where the collection of the currency
showcasing for the general people. It’s a museum which holding lots of history of using the
currency and treading process. The Bangladesh Bank is opened this currency museum. There are
almost 8 thousand coins and notes are there. The varieties of notes of different countries and in
different centuries are there. Currency Museum started its journey on 27 April, 2013 at Mirpur
with the foundation stone laid by sheikh Hasina, honorable Prime Minister of the government of
the people’s republic of Bangladesh. The museum was inaugurated formally on 5 October, 2013
by Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, honorable speaker of the national assembly. From the
museum the young generation can learn a lot about the history of currency. How in the previous
time in the different period of different sultan’s which types of currency was used. In the
different sultan’s maximum sultans were used silver and gold coins for treading. Some of the
coins are only made for dedicating their gods. So that they try to designed that coin the symbol
of their god. And also they tried to keep secure their currencies so that they use different types of
pots.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL ..................................................................................................... iii


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................................................. iv
SCOPE: ........................................................................................................................................... v
LIMITATIONS: .............................................................................................................................. v
EXECITIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................. vi
TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................................................. vii
LIST OF FIGURES ..................................................................................................................... viii
1 .CHAPTER 1 ........................................................................................................................... 1
1.1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ 2
1.2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ..................................................................................... 3
2 .CHAPTER 2 ........................................................................................................................... 4
2.1 COLLECTION ................................................................................................................. 5
2.1.1 LOCAL: .................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.2 FOREIGN CURRENCY COLLECTION: ............................................................... 6
2.1.3 OTHERS COLLECTION: ........................................................................................ 7
2.2 BENEFITS: ...................................................................................................................... 7
2.3 ASPECTS:........................................................................................................................ 8
2.4 FUTURE PLAN: .............................................................................................................. 8
3 .CHAPTER 3 ........................................................................................................................... 9
3.1 FINDINGS: .................................................................................................................... 10
3.2 RECOMMENDATION ................................................................................................. 10
3.3 CONCLUSION .............................................................................................................. 10
BIBLIOGRAPHY .......................................................................................................................... ix

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Front of museum ............................................................................................................. 2


Figure 2: Inauguration..................................................................................................................... 3
Figure 3: Coins collection ............................................................................................................... 5
Figure 4: Coins of Delhi’s Sultan ................................................................................................... 5
Figure 5: Gold coins........................................................................................................................ 6
Figure 6: Malaysian gold currency ................................................................................................. 7
Figure 7: Figure of benefits............................................................................................................. 7
Figure 8: Figure of Future plan ....................................................................................................... 8

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1 .CHAPTER 1

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1.1 INTRODUCTION
Currency museum means a place where coins, tokens, paper money
and related objects are collected. It is the only specialized museum
on numismatics in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a place of historical
important of many years. All we know about the matter that a
museum conserves and exhibit the tradition, customs and heritage
of a country. When entering a museum, you can learn important
concepts that derived from history, tradition, customs, persons, art,
cultures and so on. There are a lot of historical and art museum and
galleries in Dhaka. I would like to tell about the currency museum.

Currency museum is located at Mirpur besides Bangladesh Bank Figure 1: Front of museum
training Academy.

The museum has thousand as of coins and notes from the Pala, Sena, Gupta, Sultani, Mughal
and British periods. About 2500 coins and notes found in Wari-Bateshwar of Narsingdi will
be reserved in this museum. Bangladesh numismatic collectors, society handed over 100
coins of different eras to the currency museum of Bangladesh Bank. (United News of
Bangladesh)

The museum authority has done many significant roles including preservation. Many local
and foreign visitors visit this museum every day. (Rentz)

• OPENING:

The museum was inaugurated formally on 5 October, 2013 by Dr. Shirin Sharmin
Chowdhury, honorable Speaker of the national assembly.

• LOCATION:

Bangladesh Bank Currency Museum, 1st floor, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy,
Mirpur-2, Dhaka- 1216.

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• VISITING TIME:
Hours 11:00 – 17:00 (Saturday to Wednesday)(16:00 – 19:00
(Friday)Closed Thursday (Including National holidays)
(Slideshare)

1.2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND


Currency Museum was established first as a currency museum in
2009 at Motijheel which was displaying currencies of almost all

countries of the world. But that was not open at all. Considering the Figure 2: Inauguration
importance and necessity Dr. Atiur Rahman, honorable governor of
Bangladesh Bank took the initiative to establish a full fledge currency museum in 2012
equipped with modern digital facilities so that the glorious history and traditions of our
currency can be preserved in a befitting manner. Later on this currency museum was named
as ‘Currency Museum’ or ‘Currency Jadughar’.

Currency Museum started its journey on 27 April, 2013 at Mirpur with the foundation stone
laid by sheikh Hasina, honorable Prime Minister of the government of the people’s republic
of Bangladesh. The museum was inaugurated formally on 5 October, 2013 by Dr. Shirin
Sharmin Chowdhury, honorable speaker of the national assembly. From then the museum is
declared open to all. (Bangladesh Bank)

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2 .CHAPTER 2

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2.1 COLLECTION
If someone feels to discover the history of currencies
and explore the aspect of evaluation of human
civilization, then the Currency museum or the currency
museum is the right place to do so.

Bangladesh bank established the museum. This museum


has the collection over eight thousand coins and paper
Figure 3: Coins collection
notes.

At the museum, the coins and currencies are currently being exhibited at two galleries. There
are 93 showcases the first gallery with 43 showcases contains near about 1100 object and the
story of coins and currencies start right from here.

Besides different currencies, the gallery also exhibits different pouches and pots which used
to be used to preserve coins in ancient times as well as different dices which were used to
make coins. (United News of Bangladesh)

2.1.1 LOCAL:

2.1.1.1 CURRENCY COLLECTION (Silver):


There is huge collection of harikel coins from old
archeological site, Mainamati, coins from Delhi Sultan,
bangle Sultan and Mughal Emperors. Gold coins of
Chandragupta are also one of the main attractions of the
gallery.From the symbols of British India from to the
Pakistani coins and bank notes till 1971 are also

Figure 4: Coins of Delhi’s Sultan


showcased at the gallery. (United News of Bangladesh)

When we visit the museum we see the huge types of local currencies are there. We saw

• Silver Punch Marked Coins from 2ᵑᵈ to 4ᵗʰ century


• Kushan coins
• Use of coins in ornaments
• Cowri used as currency

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• Coins of Delhi Sultans (1206-1526 Years)
• Silver coins of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Masud Shah
• Silver coins of Nasir Uddin Mahamud etc.
• Coins of Bengal Sultan (1204-1576)
• Coins of the Independent Sultan of Bengal Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah
• Coins of the Independent Sultan of Bengal Alauddin Ali Shah etc.
• Coins of Mughal Emperor (1526-1707)
• Silver coins of Jalal Uddin Muhammad Akber
• Silver coins of Aorangageb Alamgir etc.

2.1.1.2 Gold Currencies:


• Gold coins of Sultan Muhammed Bin Tuglak Shah

(727 Hijri)

• Gold coins of Abbasi Khalifa (8ͭʰ century) etc.


• There are some gold coins which are made and dedicated
for god. Figure 5: Gold coins

2.1.1.3 Commemorative notes of Bangladesh:


• 25 TK note for 25 years celebration of the security printing corporation Bangladesh
LTD.
• 40 TK note for 40 years victory day
• 60 TK for 60 years celebration of mother language day etc.

2.1.1.4 Commemorative silver coin:


Master Dice of German Mint for minting the 10 TK commemorative Silver coin on the
occasion of 150 birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in 2011.

2.1.2 FOREIGN CURRENCY COLLECTION:


The second gallery showcases coins and currencies of about 120 countries including India,
China, Cambodia, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, Philippines, Sri-Lanka etc.
(United News of Bangladesh)

There is the collection of world biggest bank note from Russia and a smallest bank note is
from Germany.

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2.1.2.1 CURRENCY COLLECTION:
Some foreign currencies are in museum:

• Bank notes of Australia


• Bank notes of Antarctica
• Bank notes of Philippine
• Bank notes of Oman etc.

2.1.2.2 Gold currency:


In the currency museum there is Malaysian gold
currency.

2.1.2.3 Commemorative notes of foreign currency:


There are:
Figure 6: Malaysian gold currency
• Sri-Lankan commemorative notes
• Canadian commemorative notes
• Chinas commemorative notes
• Hong Kong’s commemorative notes
• Maldives commemorative notes etc

2.1.3 OTHERS COLLECTION:


Besides different currencies, the gallery also exhibits different pouches and pots which used
to be used to preserve coins in ancient times as well as different dices which were used to
make coins. (United News of Bangladesh)

In the other collection there is photo kiosk, a movie theater, varieties of coin holder or cash
box for holding money.

2.2 BENEFITS:
• Education: This will help young
people to know about the
currency’s history and its
evolution. The people can know
how people were treading with
currency in past. And what
Figure 7: Figure of benefits
currency they use to treading. (Sources: hr.wayne.edu, 2018)

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• Learn from past: Not only the history of Money, this museum will also help people
to get acquainted with the lifestyle, education, culture and various aspects of
archaeological evolution of human civilization through coins and currencies of
different eras.
• Inspire new generation: It has been established with modern technology to attract
visitors. This will help young people to know about the currency’s history and its
evolution.
• Know the culture & lifestyle: From the history of currency or from the currency
museum we found that how the people work in past and how their culture was.
Museum helps us to found out their treading policy culture lifestyles etc. From the
museum we found that there are some currencies which making reason is only
dedicating to their god. So in this kind of things we can know about their culture.

2.3 ASPECTS:
The main aspects of Currency Museum are to collect, preserve, and display and research the
monitory tradition of Bangladesh. Currency Museum also discovers the untold story of the
currencies through various kinds of research and publications. Here coins and notes with
relevant objects have displayed attractively with detail information. Another important aspect
of the museum is to foster the history of money to the common people by the displayed
objects and provide the visitors immense pleasure. (Bangladesh Bank).

2.4 FUTURE PLAN:


Second floor of Bangladesh Bank Training Academy (BBTA) has been allocated for the
extension work of Currency Museum. A library, a
Conservation Laboratory, a multipurpose Cineplex
cum auditorium and a corner for children will be
established there. (Bangladesh Bank)

In future they are upcoming items are moving cracker,


Audio Gide etc. (Arifujjaman, 2018)
Figure 8: Figure of Future plan
Source: celo.yogawithjo.com, 2018

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3 .CHAPTER 3

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3.1 FINDINGS:
• Bearing food, gold ornaments and any kind of arms or explosives are strictly
prohibited in Currency Museum.
• Projectors are not working well.
• Historical data are not fully available in the each showcase.
• Insufficient space is there.

3.2 RECOMMENDATION
• We think there should be more history for gathering knowledge.
• We think they need more space for the currency showcases.

3.3 CONCLUSION
The museum will highlight the identity of Bangladesh like its national flag does; The new
museum is exciting and timely because it explains the evolution of currency from the ancient
era to modern times and the ways that people used it and how the currency has changed over
the past few millenniums.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Arifujjaman, M. (2018, November 24). (M. Z. Hasan, Interviewer)

Bangladesh Bank. (n.d.). Retrieved November 21, 2018, from Home:


https://www.bb.org.bd/museum/index.php

Rentz, F. L. Lesikar's Business Communication. New York: McGraw-Hil.

Slideshare. (n.d.). Retrieved November 21, 2018, from Home:


https://www.slideshare.net/ankon03/taka-museum

United News of Bangladesh. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22, 2018, from Bangladesh:
http://unb.com.bd/category/Special/coins-and-currencies-taka-museum-makes-history-travel-
easier/2671

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