General discussion board about VAMs, but no buy/sell offers
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The eventual root of numismatic is the Greek νόμος. with the French using the word "numismatique" in the 18th century. The hobby goes back much further than that, with there being well-documented collectors among Renaissance nobility and scholars, hence the name "hobby of kings." Caesar Augustus was known to give out coins (not just of himself) as gifts. While he probably didn't pay more than face value for them, someone on the secondary market might have.
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