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-ix
W. J. Andrew Numismatic sidelights on the Battle of Brunanburh, A.D. 937. [Mint of Derby] 1-25
G. D. Lumb Edward the Elder pennies with façade of a building 27-29
W. J. Andrew Coins commemorating the rebuilding of York Minster A.D. 921-25 31-32
Alfred Anscombe FASTOLFI MONETA”, “FASTOLFES MôT” and the like on coins of Eadgar Rex Anglorum 33-48
W. J. Andrew Stockbridge, an Anglo-Saxon mint 49-61
William C. Wells The Northampton and Southampton mints. Part III. Canute, AD 1016-1035 63-93
H. Alexander Parsons The first authorized issue of Edward the Confessor 95-104
George C. Brooke Quando moneta vertebatur: the change of coin-types in the eleventh century: its bearing on mules and overstrikes 105-116
W. J. Andrew The mints of Rye and Castle Rising in the reign of Stephen 117-121
V. B. Crowther-Beynon Some notes on “peny-yard pence” 123-135
H. W. Morrieson The coinage of Oxford, 1642-46. Part II. 137-151
H. W. Morrieson The coinage of Coombe Martin, 1647-1648 153-158
H. W. Morrieson Addenda to the coinages of Thomas Bushell 159-162
J. O. Manton Buckinghamshire trade tokens issued in the seventeenth century. Part III 163-205
E. C. Carter A review of the pattern broads of Charles II 207-213
Helen Farquhar Roya Charities (Second Series) Part V 215-250
H. Alexander Parsons The Bombay pice struck by the English East India Company during the reign of Charles II 251-259
Charles Winter An unique and unpublished gold medal granted to Major Rogers of the Enniskilleners for valorous services 1690 261-262
Charles Winter Irish volunteers and militia: medals, belt plates and shako plates 263-269
Charles Winter War medals issued for services in India, 1852-1924, also the first and second issue of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire 271-277
George C. Brooke Treasure Trove 279-289
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society Sessions 1929 and 1930 297-378
Lists of Members 379-391
Serial Summary 394-410
Index to Volume XX 411-454