The Royal Numismatic Society actively seeks to promote the study of numismatics and monetary history, and is at the forefront of publishing new research in the field. These can be obtained directly from our distributor, Spink and Son. However, we recommend using Buy RNS Publications to locate and identify RNs volumes currently available via Spink and Son.
The Numismatic Chronicle
The Society’s journal, The Numismatic Chronicle, is published annually. It presents articles on a wide range of topics, and is posted to all Fellows as part of the membership package. For more information about the Chronicle, previous articles, obtaining copies and how you can contribute, click here. An additional benefit of membership of the RNS is digital access to older Chronicle articles via Jstor, which also provides access to Chronicle articles to students enrolled at universities in the UK and abroad, giving Chronicle authors an audience within and beyond the numismatic community in a prestigious and internationally recognised peer-reviewed venue.
In relation to authors independently publishing their articles online, we request that authors delay for 2 years before publishing their typeset article on the web. Authors may publish a typescript (not the final typeset article) in their university repository at the point of acceptance (conforming with current HEFCE guidelines for academic Open Access), on academia.edu or similar.
The Society also produces Special Publications which focus on particular topics, including the Coin Hoards series. For a full list of these publications, click here. For a list of currently available titles and details of how to order these, click here.