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-vii
H. Alexander Parsons Remarks on the silver coinage of Henry VI 1-16
Francis Gardener Some notes on Australian currencies 17-27
W. J. Andrew The die for Stephen’s coinage in the Guildhall Museum, and secondary evidence there of an unpublished penny of Henry I 29-34
William C. Wells The Stamford and Peterborough mints. Part I 35-77
WM. C. Wells Notes on the long-cross coinage of Henry III, 1247-1250 79-107
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society, Sessions 1934 and 1935 109-163
Lists of Members (1935) 165-173
Derek Allen Northumbrian pennies of the tenth century 175-186
C. A. Whitton A note on the East Raynham hoard 187-188
Derek Allen A fourteenth-century coin weight 189-190
J. S. Shirley-Fox An unpublished halfpenny of John Baliol 191-191
Christopher Blunt Some notes on the coinage of Edward IV between 1461 and 1470, with particular reference to the nobles and angels 193-199
F. O. Arnold A coinage of Edward V 201-211
Christopher Blunt The coinage of Edward V with some remarks on the later issues of Edward IV 213-225
R. C. Lockett Notes on the mints of Truro and Exeter under Charles I 227-244
Leopold A. Vidler A numismatic history of Rye 247-256
H. Alexander Parsons Coins and tokens of the British possessions overseas: some unpublished varieties 257-268
M. H. Grant British medals since 1760 269-293
Reviews 295-299
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society, Sessions 1936 and 1937 301-355
Lists of Members (1937) 357-401