Subscriptions and Payments

Subscription fees

The subscription fee (due on 1 January) for the current year is £45 per year for full membership and £20 for student membership. There is an additional administrative charge of £2.50 if paying through the RNS website via Worldpay (the ‘Pay Now’ buttons below). Payments can also be made by cheque, payable to the Royal Numismatic Society, which should be posted to the address at the bottom of this page, or by standing order or by direct bank transfer using the information provided to all new members with their membership number. To have this information re-sent to you please contact Henry Lythe at

Students must also return an application form when they first apply, and produce proof of student status thereafter. Proof of student status will usually consist of a scan of a current student ID card, showing the institution, student’s name and an expiry date in the future.

Due to the prohibitive cost of processing payments made in foreign currencies, the RNS only accepts payment in pound sterling (£/GBP). If this presents a serious difficulty for you, please contact Henry Lythe at to discuss the best way of making your membership payment.

The buttons here may also be used to pay arrears for previous years.

Full Subscription £47.50.

Student Subscription £22.50

Donations to the Society

Donations, which are always greatly appreciated, may be made by entering the amount you wish to donate below. The payment will then be processed securely through Worldpay, in exactly the same way, and with the same range of payment options as for subscriptions.

Make a donation (please specify the amount in figures only. Electronic donations must be £10.00 or more. For smaller donations, please contact

Purchase Special Publications

Purchase a Special Publication volume directly from the RNS. Please contact with details of the volume(s) you wish to purchase and your shipping address. Please also specify whether you are a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, as this will entitle you to a discount on purchases. (If you are not a member, why not consider becoming one for discounted purchases and other benefits) You will then receive details of the total amount to pay, including postage, and may pay this here or by one of the other payment methods the RNS accepts (see below) and your books will be despatched. If you have received an invoice for Special Publications (plus postage) and would like to make your payment online, please insert the price you have been quoted, in figures only, here and follow the instructions.

Please Note:

The Society accepts the following payment methods:

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • VISA electron
  • JCB
  • SOLO
  • Cheque (payable to the Royal Numismatic Society, to be posted to the address below)
  • Direct bank-to-bank payment (information available in the letter sent out to all new members)
  • Standing order (due in January)

The Society does not make refunds of subscriptions or donations paid by RBS Worldpay. In case of payments made in error or inquiries about payment methods, please contact the Society’s Administrator, Henry Lythe, by email at, or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7323 8541, or by post to:

The Royal Numismatic Society, c/o The British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom.

N.B. Fellowship of the Society (except in the case of Honorary Fellows) will be voided if payment of the annual subscription is not received within six months of its due date.