HEIDI WASTWEET

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

COIN

— a usually flat piece of metal issued by governmental authority as money; metal money; something resembling a coin especially in shape

— something used as if it were money (as in verbal or intellectual exchange)

— something having two different and usually opposing sides – usually used in the phrase the other side of the coin


MEDAL

— a small, usually metal object bearing an emblem or picture

— a piece of metal often resembling a coin and having a stamp design that is issued to commemorate a person or event or awarded for excellence or achievement


NUMISMATICS ~ nu-mis-ma-tics

— the study or collection of coins, tokens and paper money and sometimes related objects (as medals) — first known use circa 1828


EXONUMIA ~ exo-nu-mia

— numismatic items (as tokens or medals) other than legal tender coins and paper money, - first known use 1962


ART MEDALS

— Highly collected form of small, hand held sculpture, considered a form of exonumia. First know art medal is credited to Italian sculptor Pisanello in 1439 by the lost wax process


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