Word Of The Day!!
Meaning: Someone who enjoys collecting old coins.
Do you know how I came across this very interesting word?
I was listening to LBC radio (a wonderful resource if you are learning British English, as it is a call in station)
As I was listening to the radio and this question came up:
Why does the queen face right on a coin?
The answer was that each time the monarch changes the direction they face on a coin changes. Therefore when the queen steps down and Charles takes over he will face left.
The person who gave the answer to the question was a numismatist, he had a vast collection of coins, dating back to the Victorian ea. (1837-1901)