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 Ravens, eagles, and a war of images between Verica and Epaticcus, 1-8
Roger Bland Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain: the puzzle of the late Roman period 9-38
Gareth Willims Why are there no coins in the Staffordshire hoard? 39-51
D. M. Metcalf The archbisop’s hat. A suggested attribution for the sceattas of Series F 52-71
I. David Brown The number of moneyers and the frequency of recoinages during the Norman period: a mathematical model 72-89
D. W. Dykes King John’s Irish Rex coinage revisited. Part II: The symbolism of the coinage 90-100
D. W. Dykes The Anglo-Irish coinage of Henry VI 101-108
N. M. McQ. Holmes and H. Van Caelenberghe Some Scottish ‘black money’ and its imitations found in Netherlands and Belgium 109-124
Peter Spufford Scottish black money in the Low Countries, c.1484–1506 125-139
B. J. Cook This is the very coinage of your brain: Shakespeare and money revisited 140-164
David Holt, John Hulett and Bob Lyall The Tower Mint shillings of Charles I (1625–49) 165-176
Julian Hoppit Economical reform and the Mint, 1780–1816 177-190
Eric C. Hodge Further merchant countermark records of the Thistle Bank: a reassessment of the issues 191-209
Chris Salmon and George Baldwin Balancing security and aesthetics: the evolution of modern banknote design 210-224
Short Articles and Notes 225-247
Coin Hoards 248-256
Coin Register 257-271
Reviews 272-283
President's Review 284-287
Proceedings 288-290
Back Matter 291-292
Index 293-312