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[noo-miz-mat-iks, -mis-, nyoo-] /ˌnu mɪzˈmæt ɪks, -mɪs-, ˌnyu-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study or collecting of coins, medals, paper money, etc.
Origin of numismatics
First recorded in 1820-30; See origin at numismatic, -ics Unabridged
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(functioning as sing) the study or collection of coins, medals, etc Also called numismatology
Derived Forms
numismatic, adjective
numismatically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from French numismatique, from Latin nomisma, from Greek: piece of currency, from nomizein to have in use, from nōmos use
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Contemporary definitions for numismatics

the collecting of coins and medals; coin collecting

Word Origin

Greek 'current coin''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for numismatics

"study of coins," 1829, from numismatic. Also see -ics.

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