British Numismatic Society

Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes

The British Numismatic Society exists to promote the study and understanding of British Numismatics. The Society was founded in 1903 with three members but today has over 500 with interests which embrace all forms of coinage, tokens, banknotes and medals relating to the British Isles and former parts of the British Empire. Members of the society include academics, students, collectors and enthusiasts. The society prides itself on being open and welcoming to all. 

The society promotes the understanding of numsimatics which includes holding regular lectures and meetings as well as producing a number of publications. This includes the British Numismatic Journal, the major journal for British Numismatics. 

The society is active in awarding prizes and medals which recognise achievement in British Numismatics, as well as making a number of funds to support the work of others in this area. 

This website provides an outline of the activities of the society. You can find out more about the benefits of membership or how to join the society. If you would like to find out more then please contact one of the society's officers.