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The Founder:

Dr. Dilip Rajgor is the first Ph. D. in Numismatics from the University of Bombay (1995), who earned his Doctorate directly from B. Com., without the mandatory degree of Masters in Arts. Later he earned his Master’s Degree in Archaeology & Ancient Indian History from the M.S. University of Baroda, topping it First Class First with Distinction (1997); and simultaneously he also topped the Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics from the M.S.U. (1997). Dilip also cleared the much-coveted NET – National Eligibility Test, of the University Grants Commission in the first attempt (2000).

A trained Indologist, Dilip has been serving Indology since 1987 in various capacities like a Research Scholar, Professor, Director, Consultant, Publisher, Portfolio Manger, and an Auctioneer. He has the credit of having written 24 books and 75+ research articles on coins, history, linguistics, and allied subjects. He is also the only person who has the distinction of being Founder Cataloguer of as many as 4 numismatic auction houses in India, as well as editing of 150+ auction catalogues since 1989 comprising of numismatics, arts, jewelry and collectibles. He has also been a Principal Researcher for a documentary film (2004).

Among a number of honors and awards, Dilip is the recipient of the prestigious H. D. Sankalia Young Archaeologist Award (1997), Pune; Outstanding Achievement Award, the Numismatic Society of Calcutta (2007); Hon Life Member, the Mumbai Coin Society (2010); Lifetime Achievement Awardsof Delhi Coin Society (2013), Ujjain Coin Society (2016), Kota Philately & Numismatic Society (2016); and Lakshman Singh Gaud Mudra Award of the Indore Coin Society (2016).

Among the important Positions held, Dr. Rajgor is the Founder Director of Dinesh Mody Numismatic Museum (2005-15), and University of Mumbai Dinesh Mody Institute for Numismatics and Archaeology (2006-15), and was instrumental in launching India's first Master's degree in Numismatics (2007). He was a Regional Secretary for South Asia, the Oriental Numismatic Society, United Kingdom (2006-14).

"I love my Profession of Money more than Money.
And I am into this profession so that
I can do innovative and interesting things
That hadn’t been done before."
- Dilip Rajgor