Whether 15-year old Deviprasad Mangaraj lands a Guinness World Record or not is almost beside the point.
He’s already landed a huge achievement building a coin collection with over 40,000 coins and from 120 different countries.
That, obviously, is no small feat. And for that and his drive, Mangaraj is already known throughout the world – a shining example of a numismatist the numismatic world (and everyone else) can admire.
His goal of a Guinness record is only a small part of the picture.
Wise beyond his years, Mangaraj not only collects coins for hobby but intends to make people better understand their history and significance.
His dream? Building a coin museum for other children in Bhubaneshwar, a city with a rich history in eastern India and where Mangaraj lives.