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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
Numismatics...is, in the main, an auxiliary to the knowledge of the trade and mutual intercourse of the ancients. J. Leitch,
Origin of numismatics
1820-1830
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.
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