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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Author Title Pages Download
Stewart Lyon Die Estimation: Some Experiments with Simulated Samples of a Coinage 1-12 1-12
M. A. S. Blackburn The Ashdon (Essex) Hoard and the Currency of the Southern Danelaw in the Late Ninth Century 13-38 13-38
Ian Stewart King John's Recoinage and the Conference of Moneyers in 1208 39-45 39-45
Martin R. Allen The Provision and Use of Dies for Short Cross Class V 46-76 46-76
D. I. Greenhalgh The Fox Class VII Pence of Edward I 77-83 77-83
Ian Stewart Scottish Sterlings from the Middridge Hoard 84-90 84-90
I. D. Brown and C. H. Comber Notes on the Gold Coinage of Elizabeth I 91-119 91-119
Robert B. K. Stevenson The Bawbee Issues of James V and Mary 120-156 120-156
C. E. Challis Mint Officials and Moneyers of the Stuart Period 157-197 157-197
R. H. Thompson Central or Local Production of Seventeenth-Century Tokens 198-211 198-211
Short Articles and Notes 212-220 212-220
Coin Register 221-233 221-233
Reviews 234-244 234-244
Obituaries 245-249 245-249
Proceedings 250-250 250-250
Accounts 251-252 251-252
Presidential Address 253-262 253-262
Index 263-274 263-274