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British Numismatic Journal

CM5.1891.1933, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Reverse

The British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society's principal publication, and usually contains more than 200 pages of numismatic articles and notes, obituaries, reviews of new publications and a register of single coin finds (Coin Register). It also records details of the Society's main transactions, and periodically contains a list of members. The journal is produced in hard-back form, and a copy is sent free to all members of the Society whose subscriptions are not in arrears. It is usually published around the turn of the year.

The British Numismatic Journal is distributed for the Society by Spink. Any Members who are willing to collect their copy in person to save the Society postage costs should contact the Membership Secretary. Those who have agreed to do so should collect them from Spink's Book Department (69 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4ET, Monday-Friday 9.30 am-5.30 pm ) before the end of February. Any queries concerning the purchase of back-numbers of the British Numismatic Journal, the collection of volumes after the end of January, or regarding delivery problems should be directed to Spink (tel. 020 7563 4046).

Currently, back-numbers of the BNJ are available for most years from 1969 onwards, and there are also a few earlier issues. A list of the available volumes, with details of the principal articles in each journal can be found here:

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Guidelines for contributors may be downloaded here. Prospective contributors should contact the editors for further information.

BNJ guidance notes

BNJ guidance notes

Digital BNJ

The Society has recently made a complete digital archive of all back issues of the BNJ (with a three year time lag) freely available available to download. To access this archive please click here or the link in the side bar.

Coin Register

Coin Register has been 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 are available below.

Volume Year
81 2011
82 2012
83 2013