BNJThe British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society's principal publication, and is the foremost journal for 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 should be directed to Spink.


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 a 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.


Author Title Pages
Front Matter
David Woods Some unidentified Roman prototypes of British Celtic coins 1-14
Katharina Ulmschneider and Michael Metcalf Sceattas and early broad pennies found in the Isle of Wight 15-43
Rory Naismith London and its mint c.880–1066: a preliminary survey 44-74
Norman Biggs Weight, coinage, and the nation, 973–1200 75-100
John Mattison and Peter Cherry The Carlisle mint coinages of Henry I, Stephen, David I and Earl Henry 101-111
Giles E. M. Gaspar and Svein H. Gullbekk An intimate encounter with English coinage in the High Middle Ages: the case of Wulfric of Haselbury 112-119
D. W. Dykes King John’s Irish Rex coinage revisited. Part I: the dating of the coinage 120-133
Richard Cassidy The royal exchanges and mints in the period of Baronial Reform 134-148
Pamela Nightingale A crisis of credit in the fifteenth century, or of historical interpretation? 149-163
James Bolton Reply to Pamela Nightingale’s ‘A crisis of credit’ 164-165
Edward Besly and C. Stephen Briggs Coin hoards of Charles I and the Commonwealth of England, 1625–60, from England and Wales 166-206
Martin Allen and C. Stephen Briggs The Bene’t Street, Cambridge, hoard of gold and silver coins of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I 207-213
Roger Bland Presidential Address 2012. Hoarding in Britain: an overview 214-238
Short Articles and Notes 239-262
Coin Hoards 263-278
Coin Register 279-312
Reviews 313-322
Obituaries 323-326
President's Review 327-329
Proceedings 330-334
Trustee's Report 335-340
Back Matter 341-342
Index 343-346