[noo-miz-mat-iks, -mis-, nyoo-]
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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for numismatics
Historical Examples of numismatics
The miser at least collects coins; his hobby is numismatics.
He is the best authority we have on the numismatics of his neighbourhood.
Take my case; I was seventeen when I began to take an interest in numismatics.
In numismatics, the wear and tear, or waste of the substance of coins, in the pocket and circulation.
I may take to book-collecting or numismatics or raising orchids.
British Dictionary definitions for numismatics
Derived Formsnumismatic, adjectivenumismatically, adverb
(functioning as singular) the study or collection of coins, medals, etcAlso called: numismatology
Word Origin for numismatics
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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Word Origin and History for numismatics
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