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A Definition of Numismatics and Numismatists

Congratulations! You are now on your way to a whole new world of knowledge. You have taken the first step in becoming a true numismatist by increasing your knowledge of coin collecting terms.

Well, here we go. Here are the definitions.

Numismatics is the scientific study of currency and its history in all its varied forms.

So that makes a numismatist:

  • a specialist in numismatics.
  • a person who collects numismatic items, especially coins.

Numismatists Are as Unique and Varied as the Coins They Collect.

  • They come from all walks of life.
  • They come from all parts of the world.
  • They come from all income levels.
  • They are all ages.

But they do have one thing in common - A love for the unique and beautiful coins of the world.

A hunger for history and art. Where else can you find such a beautiful piece of art that you can hold in the palm of your hand?

But, not only art. Right in the palm of your hand is a whole chapter of fascinating history!!

Now that you know what numismatics means and what a numismatist is, you are one step closer to knowing all about coin collecting.

Wasn't that was easy! And learning about coins and coin collecting is just as easy! It just takes some time to learn some new words and terminology and eventually, how to grade and value your coins.

It doesn't have to happen over night, however, so just take your time and have some fun learning.

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