British Numismatic Society

Logo of the British Numismatic Society

The British Numismatic Society (BNS) is an organisation for promoting and realization of the study of British coins and medals. It was founded in 1903.


Its principal publication is the British Numismatic Journal,[1] (published from 1903) commonly abbreviated to "BNJ" in academic references. Back issues of BNJ are free to read online, apart from the most recent three years' editions.[2]

The BNS publishes the separate books (especially catalogues of coins) and some serial publications.


The BNS has the library combined and integrated with the library of the Royal Numismatic Society and located at the Warburg Institute.


See also


  1. ^ "British Numismatic Society: British Numismatic Journal - full archive of BNJ with free access". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ "Digital British Numismatic Journal". Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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