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.


Download the entire volume

Author Title Pages Download
H. Pagan The British Numismatic Society: a History 1-43 1-43
J. Williams Iron-Age and Roman Coins 44-57 44-57
C. S. S. Lyon Anglo-Saxon Numismatics 58-75 58-75
M. M. Archibald Early Medieval Coinage (1066-1279) 76-88 76-88
P. Woodhead Late Medieval Coinage (1279-1485) 89-97 89-97
Lord Stewartby Lawrence and his successors 98-106 98-106
B. J. Cook Tudor Coinage 107-115 107-115
C. E. Challis Henry Symonds, FSA: 30 January 1859-11 February 1933 116-119 116-119
E. M. Besly The Coinage of the Stuarts 120-127 120-127
V. H. Hewitt Modern Coins and Paper Money 128-136 128-136
J. D. Bateson Scotland and Ireland: A Century of Progress in Coinage Studies 137-147 137-147
P. Stevens Imperial and Colonial Coinages 148-160 148-160
R. H. Thompson Tokens and Paranumismatica to 1700 161-168 161-168
D. W. Dykes The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Token 169-174 169-174
L. Brown A Discourse of Medals 175-185 175-185
Lord Stewartby John Gloag Murdoch (1830-1902) 186-190 186-190
L. Forrer, edited by D. W. Dykes Numismatic Reminiscences of the Last Sixty Years 191-212 191-212
P. D. Mitchell Some Reminiscences of the Coin Business I Joined and of Some Members Past 213-267 213-267
H. E. Pagan and C. R. S. Farthing Appendix: List of Members of the Society (1903-2003) 268-279 268-279
Index 280-280 280-280