numismatics

play
noun plural but singular in construction nu·mis·mat·ics \-tiks\

Definition of numismatics

  1. :  the study or collection of coins, tokens, and paper money and sometimes related objects (as medals)

numismatist

play \nü-ˈmiz-mə-tist, nyü-\ noun

Circa 1828

First Known Use of numismatics

circa 1828


NUMISMATICS Defined for English Language Learners

numismatics

play
noun plural but singular in construction nu·mis·mat·ics \-tiks\

Definition of numismatics for English Language Learners

  • : the study or act of collecting of coins, paper money, and medals


Learn More about numismatics


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up numismatics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to strike by flicking the finger outward

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ