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The organizers of a numismatic exhibition in Downtown Beirut suggest Lebanon use coins to lure tourists. A three-day exhibition of coins, banknotes and stamps, which began Tuesday at the Monroe Hotel, welcomes the region's numismats or currency collectors as well as students looking to rediscover the Arab world's history through money.The Numismatic Society for the Arab and the Islamic World is offering free entrance for their fifth annual event in the hopes that one day, Lebanon's collections of historical coins might compete with those of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.Numismats in possession of coins from the Arab caliphates might prefer to be in touch with the British Museum, deeming them more qualified than Arab experts, but Khadem claims this is untrue.
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