BNJThe British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society's principal publication, and is the foremost jounrnal for the matters relating to British Numismatics. It contains a number of scholarly articles as well as notes, obituaries, reviews and transactions. The journal is produced annually in hard-back form, and a copy is sent free to all members of the Society.

The British Numismatic Journal is distributed for the Society by Spink. Any queries concerning the purchase of back-numbers or regarding delivery problems should be directed to Spink in the first instance.


Those wishing to contribute to the Journal are encouraged to read the Journal's guidance notes and to contact the editor for further information.

Coin Register

Coin Register was significantly redesigned in 2011 to provide a review of important single finds of Iron Age, Roman and Medieval coins with a supplementary appendix listing other finds recorded by the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC). PDF plates of the coins in the Appendix for 20112012 and 2013 are available here, with more recent coins viewable via the Corpus website.  

Digital British Numismatic Journal

Back issues of the British Numismatic Journal are available to read by following the links below. The volumes are arranged chronologically. If you are looking for a specific subject then you may find the Index of BNJ contents 1903-2010 helpful.

You may download an whole volume but the files are very large and may take some time to download. All of the files are PDFs and will require a reader to access them. To download a reader for free (Adobe Acrobat) please click here.


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Title Pages
M. R. Cowell, W. A. Oddy and A. M. Burnett Celtic Coinage in Britain: New Hoards and Recent Analyses 1-23 1-23
D. M. Metcalf Were Earldormen Exercising Independent Control over the Coinage in Mid Tenth Century England? 24-33 24-33
W. A. Seaby The Hald Harps of Henry VIII's Irish Coinage 34-46 34-46
Joan E. L. Murray The Coinage of the Marians in Edinburgh Castle in 1572 47-54 47-54
R. G. Doty Early United States Copper Coinage: The English Coinage 54-76 54-76
M. B. Mitchiner, C. Mortimer and A. M. Pollard The Chemical Composition of Nineteenth-Century Copper-Base English Jetons 77-88 77-88
Ian Stewart Edward Burns 89-98 89-98
Short Articles and Notes 99-121 99-121
Coin Register 122-152 122-152
Reviews 153-156 153-156
Obituaries 157-166 157-166
Proceedings 1987 167-167 167-167
Accounts for the Year ended 31 October 1986 168-169 168-169
Presidential Address 1987 170-180 170-180
Index 181-193 181-193