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iknw07554
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See 2 Pound Gibraltar Coins thread
MonaSeaclaid
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Numismatists.

If you mean like "a ___________ of numismatists" then I think you can take your pick. I'll go with "horde". Or "conglomerate".

How about an alloy? An alloy of numismatists.
BramVB
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A collection of numismatists

a set of numismatists
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Idolenz
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If they are 'real' numismatists it could be 'panel of' (let us be honest the vast majority of us are simply collectors without scientific goals).
Or simply numismatists (it's plural already).
              
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Coin freaks ?
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iknw07554
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Numismatists a little dry no ?
iknw07554
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On the other thread a magpie of collectors which I really like
neilithicman
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A "Scrooge" of coin collectors
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JRo69
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A loop of numismatists
iknw07554
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Love it ... keep iknw07554@sky.com coming
iknw07554
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Love it ... keep em coming
CassTaylor
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Quote: "Idolenz"​Or simply numismatists (it's plural already).
​Yeah, I never understood why we have all those weird collective nouns in English. I mean, a "murder of crows"? A "group of anything would work 95% of the time probably.....

A collection of collectors, though.... :O
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ThePoet
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An issue of numistatists....were walking on a spring day.
Houseofham
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An assortment. :)
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neilithicman
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Quote: "CassTaylor"Yeah, I never understood why we have all those weird collective nouns in English. I mean, a "murder of crows"?
​Because they're fun :O A "glaring" of cats always makes me laugh
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radrick007
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Quote: "MonaSeaclaid"​Numismatists.

​If you mean like "a ___________ of numismatists" then I think you can take your pick. I'll go with "horde". Or "conglomerate".

​How about an alloy? An alloy of numismatists.
​I think MonaSeaclaid had it right, although I would spell it slightly differently:

"A hoard of numismatists"
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Coinman48
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I vote for a clutch of coinistas

My favorite collective is a "sneak of weasels"

From http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_clutch_the_collective_noun_for

What are collective nouns for animals besides flock herd gaggle clutch and litter?
Some additional collective nouns for animals are: . an army of ants . a troop of baboons . a culture of bacteria . a battery of barracudas . a colony of bats . a sleuth of bears . a swarm of bees . a flutter of butterflies . a caravan of camels . a clowder of cats . a brood of chicks . a bed of clams . an intrusion of cockroaches . a flight of cormorants . a band of coyotes . a bushel of crabs . a siege of cranes . a congregation of crocodiles . a pack of dogs . a pod of dolphins . a convocation of eagles . an array of eels . a charm of finches . a shoal of fish . a flamboyance of flamingos . a swarm of flies . a skulk of foxes . a skein of geese . a journey of giraffes . a cloud of gnats . an implausibility of gnus . a tribe of goats . a glister of goldfinches . a band of gorillas . a leash of greyhounds . a covey of grouse . a colony of gulls . a mute of hares . a cast of hawks . a sedge of herons . a bloat of hippopotamuses . a passel of hogs . a stable of horses . a shimmer of hummingbirds . a scold of jays . a fluther of jellyfish . a mob of kangaroos . a crown of kingfishers . an ascension of larks . a pride of lions . a plague of locusts . a tittering of magpies . a sord of mallards . a mischief of mice . a labour of moles . a curiosity of mongooses . a barrel of monkeys . a scourge of mosquitoes . a barren of mules . a watch of nightingales . a buffoonery of orangutans . a parliament of owls . a yoke of oxen . a pandemonium of pandas . a warren of partridges . a ostentation of peacocks . a huddle of penguins . a nye of pheasants . a drove of pigs . a wing of plovers . an aurora of polar bears . a string of ponies . a prickle of porcupines . a raft of puffins . a covey of quail . a colony of rabbits . a conspiracy of ravens . a shiver of sharks . a drift of sheep . a surfeit of skunks . a slither of snakes . a host of sparrows . a dray of squirrels . a murmuration of starlings . a muster of storks . a flight of swallows . a lamentation of swans . a sounder of swine . a dread of terns . a mutation of thrushes . a creep of tortoises . a raffle of turkeys . a pitying of turtledoves . a bale of turtles . a wake of vultures . a sounder of warthogs . a nest of wasps . a sneak of weasels . a gam of whales . a rout of wolves . a cohort of zebras

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A group of squid should be called a squad.
iknw07554
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See I absolutely knew on this forum that someone would take the ball and run with it.

Bravo coinman
halfdisme
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a bag of numismatists
CassTaylor
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Quote: "neilithicman"
Quote: "CassTaylor"Yeah, I never understood why we have all those weird collective nouns in English. I mean, a "murder of crows"?
​​Because they're fun :O A "glaring" of cats always makes me laugh

Can't dispute that! :D

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TwelveSilverPennies
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Quote: "MonaSeaclaid"​Numismatists.

​If you mean like "a ___________ of numismatists" then I think you can take your pick. I'll go with "horde". Or "conglomerate".

​How about an alloy? An alloy of numismatists.
​Obviously it should be "hoard" (8
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Chech
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Quote: "TwelveSilverPennies"
Quote: "MonaSeaclaid"​Numismatists.
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​​If you mean like "a ___________ of numismatists" then I think you can take your pick. I'll go with "horde". Or "conglomerate".
​​
​​How about an alloy? An alloy of numismatists.
​​Obviously it should be "hoard" (8
What about a collection of coin collectors? ;)
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Iainmac
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Scramble the letters -
an Icon of Coin collectors.
or maybe not (8.
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CassTaylor
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Quote: "iknw07554"​See I absolutely knew on this forum that someone would take the ball and run with it.

​Bravo coinman
Out of the options coiman gave us, ​I'm going to vote for "a pandemonium of collectors". :D
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iknw07554
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Yea like that a lot
Sjoelund
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Hi,

why would we need anything? I haven't really understood the reason of the original question?

Ole
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Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
iknw07554
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Hi Ole,

Of course,we don’t need one ... but it’s just a bit a fun playing with the language !

Maybe it’s an English /British thing with their love or wordplay and puns etc.
Sjoelund
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Quote: "iknw07554"​Hi Ole,

​Of course,we don’t need one ... but it’s just a bit a fun playing with the language !

​Maybe it’s an English /British thing with their love or wordplay and puns etc.






​I understand that perfectly well, but I still find it infantile, since we have a proper latin word "numismatis" now converted into numismatist.

On the other hand numismatist is defined this way:
A numismatist is a specialist in numismatics ("of coins"; from Late Latin numismatis, genitive of numisma). Numismatists include collectors, specialist dealers and scholars who use coins in object-based research. Although the term numismatics was first coined in English in 1829, people had been collecting and studying coins long before this, all over the world.[1]
The first group chiefly derive pleasure from the simple ownership of monetary devices and studying these coins as private amateur scholars. In the classical field amateur collector studies have achieved quite remarkable progress in the field. Examples are Walter Breen, a well-known example of a noted numismatist who was not an avid collector, and King Farouk I of Egypt was an avid collector[2] who had very little interest in numismatics. Harry Bass by comparison was a noted collector who was also a numismatist.
The second group are the coin dealers. Often called professional numismatists, they authenticate or grade coins for commercial purposes. The buying and selling of coin collections by numismatists who are professional dealers advances the study of money, and expert numismatists are consulted by historians, museum curators, and archaeologists. See, for example, the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) and the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA).
The third category are scholar numismatists working in public collections, universities or as independent scholars acquiring knowledge about monetary devices, their systems, their economy and their historical context.[3] Coins are especially relevant as a source in the pre-modern period.


We should thus use 1st group numismatists in most cases?

Otherwise I would suggest "pack of round metal collectors" (8 to include the people collecting tokens as well, since they're completely excluded by the numismatist definition, but they are also having their fun in numistaB)

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
neilithicman
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Quote: "Sjoelund"​​I understand that perfectly well, but I still find it infantile, since we have a proper latin word "numismatis" now converted into numismatist.
​​
​It's a collective noun...they do have uses that can't be met by just putting an "s" on the end of "Numismatist" to make it plural

"A pod of whales swam into the harbour"
"The fisherman was chasing a school of fish"
"The farmer moved his flock of sheep down to the lower pasture"
"A ???? of Numismatists turned up to the coin show"
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Sjoelund
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A gang of numismatists (since they want to get coins)?????
Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
CassTaylor
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Quote: "Sjoelund"​A gang of numismatists (since they want to get coins)?????
​Ole
​That seems to imply that we have a rather..... forceful way of getting coins. :O

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