Numismatic – The story of coins
The correct defintion of the word numismatic means „the scientific engagement with money and history“. This teaching is around money, the coin is one of the most important part of numismatic. The term numismatic nowadays often means „collecting of coins“. According to old scripts the emperor Augustus was one of the first coin collectors 2000 years ago, who besides collecting coins himself engaged with the doctrine of coins. Large coin collections have been first mentioned in the 15th & 16th century. Sovereigns were the first ones to create coin collections. Meanigful and today existing coin collections as for example the national coin collection of Munich are based on these beginnings. Back in the days coin collecting was only available for a few chosen ones. These days it is Fascinates millions of people around the world. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was known to be an enthusiastic coin collector and he once has said „collectors are happy people“.
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