British Numismatic Society

Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes



The 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 1903-2016 helpful.

The majority of the files are PDFs and will require a reader to access them. To download a free reader (Adobe Acrobat) please click here.


Author Title Pages
Title Pages
Contents v-viii
Grant R. Francis Some notes on a coin of Anlaf from the Derby mint 1-4
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton The chronological sequence of the types of Eadweard the Martyr and Æthelræd II 5-31
H. Alexander Parsons Remarks on hoards of late Anglo-Saxon coins 33-57
H. Alexander Parsons An Irish eleventh-century coin of the Southern O’Neil 59-71
Lord Grantley On a penny of the Armed-Figure type with the title COM in the reign of Stephen 73-76
A. Stanley Walker The Calais mint, A.D. 1347-1470 77-112
L. A. Lawrence English piedforts and their purposes 113-117
Raymond Carlyon-Britton An unpublished variety of groat of the first coinage of Henry VIII 119-121
Grant R. Francis James I crowns - new discoveries 123-128
H. W. Morrieson The coinage of Oxford, 1642-46 129-188
F. Willson Yeates Further notes on the Irish coinage, 1641-1652 189-193
Helen Farquhar Royal Charities (Second Series) 195-228
Helen Farquhar A series of portrait plaques in thin silver, struck in Stuart times, technically called shells or clichés 229-246
Grant R. Francis Jacobite drinking glasses and their relation to the Jacobite medals 247-283
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 292-299
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 300-302
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 301-306
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 307-
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 308-310
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 311-315
Proceedings of the Society (1921) 316-(331) 335
Proceedings of the Society (1922) 338-348
Proceedings of the Society (1922) 349-368
Proceedings of the Society (1922) 369-377
Index to Volume XVI 395-434