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Friday, July 23, 1999

Definitions for numismatics

  1. the collection and study of money (and coins in particular).

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Citations for numismatics
If [the modern counterfeiter] is satisfied with a so-so product, perhaps hoping to pass it in a crowded fast-food restaurant or in a saloon's dim light, he can download images of genuine bills from the Internet, simply by getting access to the Web site of a numismatics club, then run off his own bills. , New York Times, in the main, an auxiliary to the knowledge of the trade and mutual intercourse of the ancients. J. Leitch,
Origin of numismatics
Numismatics ultimately derives from the Greek nomos, a custom or convention, which has the derivative nomisma, anything sanctioned by custom, especially the current State coin. It can also refer to the study and collection of medals.