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numismatist

[noo-miz-muh-tist, -mis-, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. a specialist in numismatics.
  2. a person who collects numismatic items, especially coins.
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Origin of numismatist

1790–1800; < Latin numismat- (stem of numisma) coin + -ist
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Historical Examples

  • The man whom I told you about yesterday—the numismatist, Hume.

    Ashton-Kirk, Investigator

    John T. McIntyre

  • The coins, however, are assigned by at least one numismatist to a later date.

    Hertfordshire

    Herbert W Tompkins

  • The spade and plough of the husbandman are constantly disinterring relics of high value to the antiquary and numismatist.

  • These plated currencies are a terrible plague to the numismatist, as 99 specimens out of 100 have parted with their white coats.

    The Confessions of a Collector

    William Carew Hazlitt

  • The coffee-house business closed in 1814, about which time the premises were first occupied by Mr. William Till, the numismatist.


British Dictionary definitions for numismatist

numismatist

numismatologist (njuːˌmɪzməˈtɒlədʒɪst)

noun
  1. a person who studies or collects coins, medals, etc
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Word Origin and History for numismatist

n.

"student of coins and coinage," 1799, from French numismatiste, from Latin numismat-, stem of numisma "current coin" (see numismatic).

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