The British Numismatic Society exists to promote the study and understanding of British Numismatics. This is interpreted broadly; embracing the study of all forms of coinage, tokens, banknotes and medals relating to the British Isles and former parts of the British Empire.

The society undertakes many different activities:

The Society is a Registered Charity (275906) and is governed by Officers and Council, who are elected annually each November.

The society's by-laws can be downloaded here as a PDF file.

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