plural noun

exo·​nu·​mia ˌek-sə-ˈnü-mē-ə How to pronounce exonumia (audio)
: numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or scrip) other than coins and paper money

Examples of exonumia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basilius readily expanded the Amerbach collection, tracking down ivory carvings, additional Holbein paintings and drawings, and nearly 4,000 coins and exonumia. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 13 July 2018

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Word History


New Latin, from exo- + English numismatic + New Latin -ia

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exonumia was in 1962

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“Exonumia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exonumia. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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