plural noun
exo·​nu·​mia | \ ˌek-sə-ˈnü-mē-ə How to pronounce exonumia (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of exonumia

: 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, "Researchers Unlock Secrets of Basel Papyrus," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of exonumia

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exonumia

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

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“Exonumia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exonumia. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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