Membership of the Society is open to all persons with a genuine interest in numismatics, and to appropriate institutions.
The Society is financed by an annual subscription (currently £32.00 for Ordinary Members and £15.00 for Members under age 21 or in full time education), interest on investments and occasional donations from members. The generosity of past members has helped endow awards and funds, from which the Society benefits today. Subscriptions are due in January each year (new members elected during the autumn should note that the subscription paid on joining also covers the following year). Subscriptions may be paid by a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank sent to the Treasurer, or by credit or debit card using WorldPay (see Online Payments page). Overseas members are encouraged to consider paying via WorldPay; members wishing to pay by direct transfer to the Society's bank account should contact the Treasurer () for further details.
The society's by-laws can be downloaded here as a PDF file.
Members are currently entitled to receive the following benefits:
- A copy of the British Numismatic Journal each year, provided their annual subscription is not overdue.
- A copy of the CCNB Newsletter (UK residents only). It is hoped to eventually make this available to all members in electronic form on this site.
- To attend meetings of the Society.
- To use the Society's library housed in the Warburg Institute.
- To purchase available backnumbers of the British Numismatic Journal and Special Publications, sometimes at a discount.
A list of the available volumes, with details of the principal articles in each journal:
- To purchase a bronze Membership Medal.
- After 25 years of membership, to purchase a silver Membership Medal.
The Society is actively seeking to increase its membership, both in Britain and overseas. It produces a fact-sheet and helps to staff the BANS stand at the annual London Coinex show. Over the last decade, membership has steadily increased from 500 to its present level of over 600.
Neither the name nor logo of the Society should be used by any member for commercial purposes.
If you are a UK taxpayer please do consider filling out a gift aid form and send it to the Treasurer.