noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1828 the study or collection of coins, tokens, and paper money and sometimes related objects (as medals) • numismatist noun

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  • Numismatics — Nu mis*mat ics, n. [Cf. F. numismatique.] The science of coins and medals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Numismatics — The study of the physical embodiment of various payment media (i.e. currencies). The study of numismatics as it applies to coins, is often in the research of the production and use of the coins to determine their rarity. Numismatics has many… …   Investment dictionary

  • numismatics — /nooh miz mat iks, mis , nyooh /, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study or collecting of coins, medals, paper money, etc. [1820 30; see NUMISMATIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • numismatics — noun a) The study of coins (or of medals) b) The collecting of coins (or of medals) See Also: numismatist, exonumia …   Wiktionary

  • NUMISMATICS —    the name given to the study and science of coins and medals …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia