Word/Idiom of the Day!

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)