American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study or collection of money, coins, and often medals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science that treats of coins and medals, with especial reference to their history, artistic quality, description, and classification. The name coin is in modern numismatics given to pieces of metal impressed for the purpose of circulation as money, while the name medal is applied to impressed pieces of similar character to coins, but not intended for circulation as money, which are designed and distributed in commemoration of some person or event. Ancient coins, however, are by collectors often called
medals. The parts of a coin or medal are the obverse or face, containing generally the head, bust, or figure of the sovereign or person in whose honor the medal was struck, or some emblematic figure relating to the person or country, etc., and the reverse, containing various designs or winds. The lettering around the border forms the legend; that in the middle or field, the inscription. The lower part of the coin, often separated by a line from the designs or the inscription, is the basis or exergue, and commonly contains the date, the place where the piece was struck, the emblem or signature of the artist or of some official, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science of coins and medals.
- n. the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
- From French numismatique, from Late Latin numisma, numismatis ("coin"), variant of Latin nomisma, from Ancient Greek νόμισμα (nomisma, "current coin, custom"), from νομίζω (nomizō, "I hold or own as a custom, usage, I use customarily, practise, I am used to"), from νόμος (nomos, "usage, custom"), from νέμω (nemō, "I keep, hold, watch"). (Wiktionary)
“His name however will live on forever as having been one of the all time greats not just in numismatics, but in every area of his life.!”
“Kagin, the first to receive both a Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate degree in numismatics has managed the company since 1988.”
“The 1845 proof half dollar is one of the more significant rarities in American numismatics; a sparse four coins have been certified by NGC and PCGS combined.”
“The Periods variants of the 1907 Saint-Gaudens eagle hold an interesting place in American numismatics, as either patterns or regular issues.”
“With nearly 33,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics.”
“Our choices are presented in no particular order, but each covers a topic that made us think about coin collecting and/or the hobby and business of numismatics in a different way.”
“Wizard is dedicated to providing its customers with the largest possible selection of quality coin supplies at deeply discounted prices and to promoting the hobby and enjoyment of numismatics.”
“My primary interests were how usable the iPad might be for reading documents, particularly those concerned with numismatics.”
“B. Max Mehl once wrote: “In all of numismatics of the entire world, there is not today and there never has been a single coin which was and is the subject of so much romance, interest, comment, and upon which so much has been written and so much talked about and discussed as the United States silver dollar of 1804.””
“I have long said that hiring an auction representative for 5% is far and away the best value in all of numismatics.”
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