The Money and Medals Network is a Subject Specialist Network that aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of coins, medals, tokens and paper money in British collections.


Funded by the British Museum, Arts Council England and The Vivmar Foundation the Network aims to facilitate dialogue and debate around research methodologies, interpretation, display and learning programmes.


Money and Medals Network | Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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numismatics, n.

The study of coins, medals, and (occas.) banknotes, esp. from an archaeological or historical perspective. Also: the collection of these as artefacts.

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Money and Medals Training Opportunities


Money and Medals East Midlands/South West Online Training Event: Medals in Museum Collections – Part One

Friday 29th January 2021, 10:00-13:30

Via Zoom


The first of our programme of Zoom events will be a joint venture between MMN, the University of Nottingham Museum and South West Heritage Trust, and will focus on medals in museum collections. The training has been split into Parts One and Two, with Part One being hosted by the University of Nottingham Museum on the 29th of January. The emphasis will be on commemorative medals, art medals, and storing museum medal collections. Part Two, hosted by South West Heritage Trust and focusing on military medals and documentation, will follow later in 2021. Whether you are new to this subject, or have been to one of our events on medals before, all are welcome.


This training is FREE and open to anyone working or volunteering with numismatic collections in museums in the East Midlands, South West and beyond. Booking is essential – if you would like to attend, please email stating your name and the institution you will be representing.



Curator's Corner Christmas Special: The David Tenner


The latest episode of the British Museum's YouTube series is a festive special with a numismatic twist. In 2009, the BM's Department of Coins and Medals acquired some screen-used prop banknotes from the TV series Doctor Who. These notes were specially designed by the Doctor Who Art Department - to learn more about them and discover why it was necessary for them to be created, please see below!



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