Before the featured portal process ceased in 2017, this had been designated as a featured portal.

Portal:Numismatics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Numismatics Portal

Claudius II coin (colourised).png
Numismatics (ancient Greek: νομισματική) is the scientific study of money and its history in all its varied forms. While numismatists are often characterized as studying coins, the discipline also includes a much larger study of payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.

Exonumia is the study of coin-like objects such as token coins and medals, and other items used in place of legal currency or for commemoration. Notaphily is the study of paper money or banknotes. Scripophily is the study and collection of stocks and Bonds. Numismatics is an ancient discipline, reaching as far back as Julius Caesar, who is often credited with writing the first book on numismatics. It can include the study of many different aspects relating to coins, including history, geography, economics, metallurgy, usage, and manufacturing processes.

Economic and historical studies of money's use and development are separate to the numismatists' study of money's physical embodiment (although the fields are related; economic theories of money's origin depend upon numismatics, for example).

More about Numismatics...

Selected article

Demand Note$.jpg

A Demand Note is a type of United States paper money that was issued between August 1861 and April 1862 during the American Civil War in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 dollars. Original legislation referred to the currency as "treasury notes". The term Demand Note was applied retrospectively because the notes were redeemable on demand for gold coin. The notes were created to serve as a means of monetary exchange in place of gold and silver coins. The U.S. government used Demand Notes to pay expenses and salaries. Once the public learned the notes were redeemable in gold coin, the notes began to circulate as widely as gold and silver coins previously did.

Because of the distinctive green ink used on the reverse of all Demand Notes, the notes were nicknamed "greenbacks".The obverse of the notes contained familiar elements such as a Bald Eagle, Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Hamilton; however, the portraits used on Demand Notes are different than the ones seen on U.S. currency today.

Selected picture


Credit: Dschwen & Sniff

1 Euro cent coin, issued 2002.

Did you know...

Newfoundland 2 dollar coin

Web resources

  • NumisWiki
  • International Association of Professional Numismatists
  • American Numismatic Association
  • American Numismatic Society
  • British Numismatic Association
  • American Vecturist Association
  • Challenge Coin Association
  • Numismatic Museum of Athens, Greece

  • The Perth Mint Australia
  • Central Mint of China
  • Royal Mint
  • The French Mint
  • United States Mint
  • Bank of Russia
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Exact Change numismatic software

  • European Central Bank
  • World Bank
  • US Federal Reserve

Related portals

Selected issue

The British decimal Two Pence (2p) coin was issued by the Royal Mint on 15 February 1971, the day the British currency was decimalised. In practice it had been available from banks in bags of £1 for some weeks previously.

The coin was initially minted from bronze, but since 1992 it has been minted in copper-plated steel except for a few months in 1998 when bronze was used again. As copper-plated steel is less dense than bronze, post-1992 coins have been slightly thicker. The coin weighs 7.1 grams and has a diameter of 25.9 millimetres.

Banknotes

HUP 100MB 1946 obverse.jpg
Credit: User:Timur lenk.
100 000 000 b.‑pengő (1020 pengő). Highest numbered banknote issued during the worst hyperinflation in the history.

Numismatic terminology

  • Bullion - Precious metals (platinum, gold and silver) in the form of bars, ingots or plate.
  • Error - Usually a mis-made coin not intended for circulation, but can also refer to an engraving or die-cutting error not discovered until the coins are released to circulation. This may result is two or more varieties of the coin in the same year.
  • Exonumia is the study of coin-like objects such as token coins and medals, and other items used in place of legal currency or for commemoration.
  • Fineness - Purity of precious metal content expressed in terms of one thousand parts. 90% is expressed as .900 fine.
  • Notaphily is the study of paper money or banknotes.
  • Scripophily is the study and collection of stocks and Bonds.

Categories

WikiProjects

Numismatic News

January 1, 2008 Venezuela launched a new currency with the new year, lopping off three zeros from denominations in a bid to simplify finances and boost confidence in a money that has been losing value due to high inflation. The new currency is called bolívar fuerte or "strong bolívar". Officials also say it is part of a broader effort to contain rising prices and strengthen the economy. More...

January 1, 2008

Pix.gif Pix.gif

Today at midnight, the Cyprus and the Malta adopted the euro as their official currency; less than four years after their accession to the European Union. The single currency has replaced the Cypriot pound and the Maltese lira at a rate of one euro to 0.585274 Cypriot pound and 0.4293 to the Maltese lira. In both countries the euro was welcomed with outdoor celebrations, including a fireworks display in Malta's capital Valletta. More...

September 26, 2007

Designs for three of four themes proposed for the reverse of 2009 Lincoln cents to honor Abraham Lincoln's life were endorsed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. More...


Numismatic topics

Things you can do

Here are some Numismatics related tasks you can do

Associated Wikimedia

Economics on Wikinews Money on Wikiquote Numismatics on Wikibooks Numismatics on Wikisource Currencies on Wikicommons
News Quotations Manuals & Texts Texts Images
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Numismatics&oldid=740717012"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Numismatics
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:Numismatics"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA