15 February 2017 Current Affairs: The International Coin Fair was inaugurated at Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on February 13, 2017 by the Kerala state Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Devaswom Kadakampally Surendran.
The three day exhibition has been organized by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and will conclude on February 15, 2017.
The exhibition has been organized to showcase more than 2,500 coins from around 500 regions including those from the time of empires and princely states.
It would also feature the collection of Justin Gilbert Lopez who holds a Guinness world record for the largest coin collection of nearly 310 countries.
Besides, the coin from the time of Alexander the Great, Mughals, Chera, Chola emperors, Kanishka, Romans, Islamic Dynasty, and the coin released by Subhash Chandra Bose during the British rule and Malian guitar-shaped coins, Princess Diana tribute coins, flower-inscribed coins among other rare pieces would be the major display.