3 September 2009
What is Numismatics?
Numismatics is the scientific analysis and study of money and the uses to which people have put money throughout history.
When coin collectors use the word numismatics, though, they generally mean the study of coins in particular. A wider and more correct definition includes the study and collecting of all money-related items such as banknotes, tokens, medals, bullion rounds, etc.
Example: Scholars who study ancient coins are said to be studying the science of numismatics.
Among coin collectors, the term numismatist is used to mean anybody who is really serious about their coin collecting, or who grades, catalogs, or sells coins for a living.
"So if you are really serious you are a Numismatist."