- of, relating to, or consisting of coins, medals, paper money, etc.
- pertaining to numismatics.
Origin of numismatic
Examples from the Web for numismatic
Jublains has no inscriptions to show, but its numismatic wealth is great.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine
Edward A. Freeman
One case was devoted to a numismatic portrait-gallery of her own relations.The Empress Frederick; a memoir
I do not think that I had heard of such an institution as the Numismatic Society.
These coins of the past are not to be laid away in numismatic collections.The Younger Edda
At Bloomsbury Street is one of my numismatic libraries of reference, to which I have long enjoyed free access.
Word Origin and History for numismatic
1765, "pertaining to historical coins and coinage," from French numismatique (late 16c.), from Latin numismat-, stem of numisma "coin, currency," from Greek nomisma "current coin, money, usage," literally "what has been sanctioned by custom or usage," from nomizein "have in use, adopt a custom," from nomos "custom, law, usage," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis). Related: Numismatical (1716). Earlier in the same sense was nummary (1650s), from Latin nummarius, from nummus "a coin."