From French numismatique, from Late Latin numisma, numismatis (“coin”), variant of Latin nomisma, from Ancient Greek νόμισμα (nómisma, “current coin, custom”), from νομίζω (nomízō, “I hold or own as a custom, usage, I use customarily, practise, I am used to”), from νόμος (nómos, “usage, custom”), from νέμω (némō, “I keep, hold, watch”).
- The study of coins, tokens, medals and paper money
- The study of coins
- The collecting of coins, tokens, medals and paper money
- The collecting of coins
- Although its broader senses are still in use, many who use the term are unfamiliar with it being used in reference to materials other than coins.