Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes
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The BRITISH NUMISMATIC SOCIETY exists to promote the study and understanding of British Numismatics. The Society was founded in 1903 with only three members but today has over 600, 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. Find out more about our equality and inclusion strategy and goals for 2023 here.
The society promotes the understanding of numismatics through holding regular lectures and meetings as well as producing a number of publications. These include 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. It provides financial support for the extension of numismatic knowledge through a programme of grants and bursaries for research, events, presentation and students of British numismatics.
This website provides an outline of the activities of the society, as well as much information of numismatic interest. You can find out more about the benefits of membership or how to join the society. Many parts of this website are frequently revised or added to, so check back often.