☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,

theidolhands
1word1day

Saturday Word: Numismatics

nu·mis·mat·ics [ˈbɛlˌwɛðə]:
origin: [1700s] French; numismatiques from the Greek; νόμισμα= nomisma= "coin"

noun
Because there is a lack of occupations that are tongue-twisters, I present you with one that means the study of currency in all forms: coins, paper, credit, gems, metals, seashells, etc -- new and old alike.

Coin collectors often use this term to describe themselves, so an item may have a "numismatic value" that correlates to its worth as part of a collection, though not necessarily its literal worth as a form of payment.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Read more about a 6.07 lb gold nugget found in San Francisco, examined by a numismatist.



Are you a numismatist; possess any rare or qualifying items?

Tags: french, greek, n, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Spurious

    Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 Spurious (adjective) spu·ri·ous [spyoor-ee-uhs] adjective 1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed,…

  • Tuesday word: Gaumless

    Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021 Gaumless (adjective) gaum·less [gawm-lis] adjective Chiefly British Informal. lacking in vitality or intelligence;…

  • Sunday Word: Somnolent

    somnolent [ som-n uh-l uhnt] adjective: 1 of a kind likely to induce sleep 2 inclined to or heavy with sleep; drowsy Examples: Despite…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments