Years ago in the age of king’s and queen’s, certain hobbies were a luxury. In fact, some of the hobbies were indeed called “The hobbies of the Rich”. Collecting coins is one such hobby which has long been enjoyed by the Raja and Maharajas. However, the times have changed, and this hobby has slowly found its way into the hearts of the common man with an eye for the extraordinary. So much information is out there today about the coins, their origin, and their history. Infact, tons of books exist out there with extensive knowledge on the subject. But some questions still stand firm. How do I start? Even when I start, how do I find other hobbyists in the area? How do I find out where to buy certain coins and paper money from? How do I know it’s authentic? How do I even know that the person I am talking to is genuine?
There are trillions of questions out there for a new or an intermediate collector, looking to step up in the game and become the master. Think about matchmaking for example where you are looking to meet the love of your life. How do you meet people? To solve the problem, several platforms were established. Okay! But, how do I know I am talking to the person I believe I am talking to? Then, some other players came into the game and introduced extensive background checking and profile verification features. Now think about Facebook for example. A single platform allows people to openly approach other people they are interested in for business or other reasons, and the other person holds the liberty to accept or reject the request.
Tushar Agarwal, hailing from a small town of UP, Bareilly, has been a coin and paper money fanatic. Why? Is there anything else that has such a rich history of developments as Numismatics? This drove him to pursue this hobby more seriously in his later graduate years where he discovered the pressing problem of no social numismatics community. How does he find out the masters of this hobby, the collectors, the sellers, the buyers, the teachers and other hobbyists?
This prompted him to devise a platform which can be a facebook for the numismatics community and Jeevansathi.com for the buyers and the sellers. He imagined a platform wherein the entire numismatics community can come together and drive each other crazy with the knowledge and their years of collection. He envisaged a platform where buyers and sellers can do smooth business while not worrying about fraud especially when talking about an expensive hobby. He spent more than half a decade fructifying the idea and joined forces with numismatists hailing from India, UAE, United States, China among other countries to bring it to life. After years of work, and extensive collaborations, TBNS was born. TBNS stands for “The BankNote Society” developed with one single aim to unite the numismatics community across the globe.
Another pressing challenge Tushar Agarwal faced was the accessories. The elite accessories were beyond his pocket coming from a middle class family. But, cheap accessories are a serious compromise to his expensive collection. TBNS was also developed with the vision to provide the best quality numismatic accessories to collectors worldwide at a pocket-friendly price. He decided to manufacture the products of the standards he wanted for his collection, at a price his pocket would love. TBNS has started manufacturing accessories and all their products are manufactured with utmost precision and love in India.
The platform is free for any numismatics lover. Tushar Agarwal while directing the platform, is also a digital marketer but his love for his customers means, you will hear back in 24 hr. He is open to answer questions, and help you grow your hobby into a successful business. Well, how does that sound?