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:
- Holds Monthly Lectures
- Hosts an annual Summer Meeting, alongside the Royal Numismatic Society
- Publishes the British Numismatic Journal
- Publishes the Special Publication book series
- Offers Funds
- Awards Prizes and Medals
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.