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Numismatics, the science which deals with coins and medals, especially with regard to their classification and history. Coins in numismatics mean those pieces of metal which are circulated as money, whilst medals mean those which are made to celebrate some person or event, although some collectors often call ancient coins medals. The science is very important, because very often coins are the only means by which we can trace the history of kings and countries.