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-xi
Bernard Roth A find of Ancient British coins at South Ferriby, near Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire 1-15
William Sharp Ogden A find of Roman bronze coins on the Little Orme’s Head, North Wales 17-58
Nathan Heywood The kingdom and coins of Burgred 59-66
Alfred Anscombe The inscription on the Oxford pennies of the OHSNAFORDA type 67-100
L. A. Lawrence A remarkable penny of King Alfred 101-106
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton Cornish numismatics 107-116
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A numismatic history of the reigns of William I and II (1066-1100), Part II: The histories of the mints’ 117-172
H. W. Morrieson The busts of James I on his silver coinage 173-179
A. E. Weightman The royal farthing tokens. Part I, 1613-1636 181-217
William Sharp Ogden A note on the “St Patrick’s pence 219-222
Philip Nelson Some notes on the great recoinage of William III, 1695-1699 223-228
Helen Farquhar Patterns and medals bearing the legend IACOBVS III or IACOBVS VIII 229-270
S. H. Hamer Notes on the private tokens, their issuers and die-sinkers 271-279
L. A. Lawrence Forgery in relation to numismatics 281-290
H. Alexander Parsons Art and the coins of England 291-310
William Charlton Leather currency 311-328
G. M. Fraser Treasure trove in the north of Scotland 329-335
J. Charles Cox A note on coin clippings and church plate in Derbyshire 337-337
Review: George C. Macdonald., A recent find of Roman coins in Scotland 339-
Review: John Evans., Rare or unpublished coins of Carausius 340-
Review: G. F. Hill., Roman coins found at Croydon 341-
Review: P. Carlyon-Britton., Edward the Confessor and his coins 342-343
Review: H. A. Grueber., A find of coins of Stephen and Henry II 344-348
Review: George Macdonald., A hoard of Edward pennies found at Lochmaben 349-
Review: L. A. Lawrence, The coinage of Henry IV 350-
Review: Frederik A. Walters., The coinage of Henry IV 351-
Review: Lionel M. Hewlett., Anglo-Gallic coins 352-
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society 353-
Proceedings: Officers and Council 355-392
Report of the Council 393-407
Income and Expenditure 408-
List of Members 409-426
Index 427-484