John Casey Fund

The purpose of the fund, financed from a generous bequest to the British Numismatic Society by the late John Casey is to provide grants for research by individuals into the coins, medals, tokens, jettons and paper money of the British Isles, the British Commonwealth and other territories that have been subject to British rule.

It is envisaged that the annual sum of money available for distribution from the fund will be around £3000 and that within that total each grant made will normally be for a sum of not less than £500. Applications will be particularly welcomed from younger scholars enrolled with higher education institutions, although applications from independent scholars and from other researchers will also be considered favourably.

Full details can be found on regulations page.

Research Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to promote the study of coins, medals, jettons and paper money of the British Isles, the Commonwealth and other territories that have been subject to British rule. Requests for travel to visit collections or to attend conferences and for support for conferences are all eligible. The Fund is open to Fellows and non-Fellows alike, and the Society particularly welcomes applications from younger scholars. The grants are usually less than £500. 

Full details can be found on regulations page.

Student Bursary

Every Year the Society offers three bursaries to students to undertake placements working with numsimatic collections in museums. These are month long placements for which all undergraduate or postgraduate students at UK/EU universities are eligible to apply. A bursary of £750 is offered as a contribution towards travel or living expenses for three successful applicants.

Details regarding the 2019 placements will be released in Spring 2019.

UK numismatic Trust

The Society, alongside the Royal Numismatic Society, contributes to the UK Numismatic Trust (UKNT). An Independent charity its aims are to encourage, support and develop numismatics in the United Kingdom. It does this through the award of small research grants, and by supporting numismatic conferences, colloquia and seminars in the UK.

UKNT welcomes applications. For further information and the application form contact:
Joe Bispham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



The Society holds a number of other funds which support specific activities.

Linecar Fund

Established in 1986 following a bequest from Howard Linecar, it endows a biennial lecture in his memory. The invited lecturer is generally a distinguished scholar from some associated field of history or archaeology, who may see numismatics from a different perspective. A fee of £500 is paid to the lecturer on delivery of a manuscript for publication in the British Numismatic Journal.

North Fund

Established in 2006, following a donation from Jeffrey North the fund supports the award of the North Book Prize

Osborne Fund

Established in 1991 following a Bequest from Mr B R Osborne, this fund supports the Society's Special Publications.

Prize Fund

Established in 2005, it supports the Society's prizes and medals.

Benefactors' Fund

This fund consists of bequests and gifts to the Society, notably ones from Helen Frizzell and Wilfred Slayter. The fund is used to support special activities and events.

 Charles I Halfcrown (Image Courtesy of York Museums Trust)