numismatist

[noo-miz-muh-tist, -mis-, nyoo-]
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noun

a specialist in numismatics.
a person who collects numismatic items, especially coins.

Nearby words

  1. numina,
  2. numinous,
  3. numis.,
  4. numismatic,
  5. numismatics,
  6. nummary,
  7. nummular,
  8. nummulite,
  9. nummulitic,
  10. nummulitic limestone

Origin of numismatist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for numismatist

numismatist

numismatologist (njuːˌmɪzməˈtɒlədʒɪst)

noun

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

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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