British Numismatic Society : Membership
BNS Medal
The British Numismatic Society

Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes




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 (current rates), 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:

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer please do consider filling out a gift aid form and send it to the .

British Numismatic Society Gift Aid Form

British Numismatic Society Gift Aid Form

Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into legal effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It applies to the use of data provided to the Society by its members. This is the relevant data that is provided by members in their application for membership of the Society and any subsequent changes thereto. We wish to confirm that this data will only be used in conformity with the objectives of the Society and to enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations and to operate the Society efficiently. In particular, none of this data will be disclosed or passed to any third party other than in conformity with the foregoing. The Society's full privacy statement can be read here.