International Numismatic Council

Our Mission

The International Numismatic Council was founded in 1927 and established as International Numismatic Commission affiliated to the the International Committee of Historical Sciences in 1934 to promote numismatics and related disciplines by facilitating cooperation among individuals and institutions in the field of numismatics and related disciplines. In 2009 the name was changed in International Numismatic Council/ Conseil international de numismatique.

The Council now has about 160 members from 38 countries. These include museums, university institutes, numismatic societies and mints.

Its activities are coordinated by a Committee of nine members elected by the General Assembly at the International Numismatic Congress. The current Committee was elected at Taormina in 2015.

Notre Mission

Le Conseil international de numismatique (CIN) a été fondé en 1927 et constitué en 1934 sous le Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) et le nom Commission internationale de numismatique avec «pour mission de faciliter la coopération entre chercheurs et institutions dans tous les domaines de la numismatique et des sciences qui s'y rapportent». Il a changé de nom pour celui de Conseil international de numismatique en 2009.

Il compte aujourd'hui environ 160 membres appartenant à 38 pays différents. Il s'agit de musées, d'instituts universitaires ou de centres de recherche, de sociétés numismatiques et de Monnaies nationales.

Un Bureau de neuf membres, qui represente neuf pays différents et est élu par les représentants des institutions membres lors du Congrès international de numismatique, coordonne ses activités. Le Bureau actuel a été élu à Taormina en 2015.

Unsere Ziele

Der International Numismatische Rat (INR) wurde 1927 gegründet und 1934 unter dem Comité International des Sciences Historiqes (CISH) als International Numismatic Commission "zur Erleichterung der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Lehrenden und Institutionen im Bereich der Numismatik und verwandter Disziplinen" konstituiert. 2009 wurde die International Numismatic Commission in International Numismatic Council umbenannt.

Der Rat hat derzeit etwa 160 Mitglieder aus 38 Staaten. Mitglieder sind Museen, Institute an Universitäten, Numismatische Gesellschaften und Münzprägeanstalten.

Die Aufgaben werden von einem neuköpfigen Komitee, das aus neun Ländern stammt, erledigt. Das Komitee wird durch die Mitglieder anlässlich des Internationalen Numismatischen Kongresses gewählt. Das derzeitige Komitee wurde 2015 in Taormina gewählt.

La nostra missione

Il Consiglio Internazionale di Numismatica (CIN) è stato fondato nel 1927 e costituito nel 1934 come Commissione Internazionale di Numismatica “per promuovere la numismatica e le scienze affini, agevolando la cooperazione tra individui e istituzioni nel campo della numismatica e delle scienze affini". Nel 2009 ha cambiato nome diventando il Consiglio Internazionale di Numismatica.

Il consiglio annovera attualmente circa 160 membri appartenenti a 38 diverse nazioni. Essi comprendono musei, istituzioni universitarie, società numismatiche e zecche.

Le sue attività sono coordinate da un Comitato di nove membri che rappresentano nove differenti paesi eletti dall’Assemblea Generale, in occasione del Congresso Internazionale di Numismatica. Il Consiglio attuale è stato eletto a Taormina nel 2015.

Nuestro Propósito

El Consejo Internacional de Numismática (CIN) fue fundado en 1927 y constituido 1934, con el nombre Comisión Numismática Internacional “para facilitar la cooperación entre investigadores e instituciones relacionada con el campo de la Numismática y disciplinas afines”. En 2009, cambió su nombre llamándose Consejo Internacional de Numismática.

El Consejo cuenta en la actualidad con 160 miembros de 38 paises. Son museos, universidades, institutos, sociedades numismáticas y casas de moneda.

Sus actividades son coordinadas por un Comité de nueve miembros que representan nove paises differentes elegidos por los representantes de las instituciones afiliadas en los Congresos Internacionales de Numismática. El Comité actual fue elegido en Taormina en el año 2015.

Statement of the International Numismatic Council about the War in Ukraine

The International Numismatic Council strongly condemns the war which the Russian Federation is waging against Ukraine and its people. The attack on a sovereign country is a violation of international law, which we deplore. The terrible accounts of human suffering and the deliberate attacks on civilians, even children, who are used as weapons of war, are truly unspeakable. We stand united with our colleagues in Ukraine and we will do our utmost to support them in any way we can.

In this year, when the International Numismatic Council is holding its international congress in Warsaw, we shall provide additional support to enable our Ukrainian colleagues to attend. Moreover, we will each use our personal contacts to national and international scientific institutions to assist displaced Ukrainian scholars and their families.

In the spirit of international collaboration, the International Numismatic Council is calling on the numismatic world to assist us in our efforts on behalf of our Ukrainian colleagues. Our organization was founded in 1927 to promote numismatics and related disciplines by facilitating cooperation among individuals and institutions in our field. We have always advanced scholarly exchange and research across borders, regardless of a scholar’s nationality or background. However, due to the current situation we are forced to suspend the membership of our Russian member institutions. We are looking forward to a future time when they will join us again. In the meantime, we express our solidarity with all those who risk their own lives by opposing this war.