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The British Numismatic Society

Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes




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Latest from the BNS

You can read about our 2018 Joint meeting with the Royal Numismatic Society here.

Society announces the launch of its 2018 student bursaries.

Our 2018 programme.

You can read about the societies 2016 museum interns now.

You can buy our two new Special publications - 'The Abbey and Mint of Bury St. Edmunds from 1279' by Robin J. Eaglen and 'Coin Hoards in Iron Age Britain' by Philip De Jersey now!.