Banned Indian notes could fetch a fortune!

ABU DHABI: Amid the rush among Indian expatriates scurrying home to exchange the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes before the December 30 deadline, a Dubai-based numismatist who hails from India, has advised his compatriots to “hold onto their old currency notes”.
“Check the serial numbers of the currency notes. Special serial numbers, fancy and royal notes could fetch several times its face value in future,” a local daily quoted numismatist Ramkumar as saying.
The collector will never make a loss, said the 36-year-old numismatist who is fond of rare notes and has been collecting them from last 15 years.
Ramkumar, who is from Chennai, said people should “treasure” currency notes of any country. “How much profit one can make on these notes, purely depends on demand and supply. There is worldwide demand for fancy notes,” Ramkumar told the newspaper.
He said that rare notes have a beautiful history and from an investment point of view they give very high returns in long term.
Ramkumar has a collection of royal number 000001 from 10 different countries.
He also has an old note of Rs 1,000 which was demonetised in 1978 in India under the High Denomination Bank Notes Act.
Apart from the old Rs 1,000 bank note, he also has the recently-demonetised Rs 1,000 note, and both have same serial number 666666. — IANS