[noo-miz-muh-tist, -mis-, nyoo-]
- a specialist in numismatics.
- a person who collects numismatic items, especially coins.
Origin of numismatist
1790–1800; < Latin numismat- (stem of numisma) coin + -ist
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Examples from the Web for numismatist
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.Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1
James Y. Simpson
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.Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)
- a person who studies or collects coins, medals, etc
Word Origin and History for numismatist
"student of coins and coinage," 1799, from French numismatiste, from Latin numismat-, stem of numisma "current coin" (see numismatic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper