Coin Grader

Minimum M.A. in Numismatics and Archaeology

Not required

The tasks a Numismatist is expected to perform include:

Specializing in the collection, reading of inscriptions, study and interpretation of rare old coins of historical and antique importance

Touring the country collecting rare coins and reading and deciphering old coins

Classifying coins according to their period of existence

Arranging and displaying coins in exhibition halls, museums, etc.

Undertaking research on the origin and history of old coins and publishing reports and articles in scientific journals

Conducting tours of visitors around exhibits and explaining the historical importance of coins to them

Selling rare coins for a profit

Delivering lectures on the historical and cultural importance of coins

Skilled in identifying the time period of different coins

Knowledge of all types of coins

Skilled in writing reports on research done

Knowledge of the historical and cultural importance of coins

Skilled in classifying coins according to different parameters

Skilled in deciphering old coins for research purposes

Not applicable






It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as eye stress, mental and physical strain, joint pain, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 30,000 to INR 35,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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Numismatists can work in the units of various government and corporate organizations, handling ancient currency and coins and related things. However, if one wants to join a government organisation like the Archaeological Survey of India or its related organization in various states, different museums, NGOs or historical divisions in various universities, one has to take up examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or Staff Selection Commission. Besides all these opportunities in India, a Numismatist has great scope for jobs abroad, as well as opportunities for research in various colleges and universities that offer well-furnished research programs.

Private and government colleges/universities


Cultural centres

Government archaeological organizations


Cities and towns across India