The Society awards prizes in recognition of outstanding contributions to British Numismatics. The Society's prizes are outlined below and the specific regulations for each can be found on the regulations page.
This prize is named after Christopher Evelyn Blunt (1904-1987) and takes the form of a triennial cash award to an individual, whether a member of the Society or not, who has made a significant recent contribution to the study of numismatics which falls within the Society's remit. Its purpose is principally to encourage younger scholars, and preference is therefore given to suitable candidates under 35 years of age.
North Book Prize
The prize is named after Jeffrey North and is awarded every two years for the best book on British Numismatics. Books eligible for consideration for the prize are those published during the current or three preceding calendar years, copies of which have been received by the joint library of the British Numismatic Society and the Royal Numismatic Society for review. The recipient receives a cash prize, currently of £500.
Previous recipients of the above prizes are as follows:
1987 M. A. S. Blackburn
2020 M. Andrews
North Book Prize
2006 M Allen for The Durham Mint
2008 R Eaglen for The Abbey and Mint of Bury St Edmunds to 1279
2010 Lord Stewartby for English Coins 1180-1551
2012 D. Dykes for Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth-Century Britain: the Provincial Coinage
2014 M. Allen for Mints and Money in Medieval England
2016 P. de Jersey for Coin Hoards in Iron Age Britain
2020 J. Sills for Divided Kingdoms: The Iron Age Gold Coinage of Southern England
Charles I shilling, type D2/2 - for discussion see the BNS Research Blog Article by David Holt: Confirmation of a Previously Noted Variety of a Charles 1 Tower Shilling.