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 The coins of Eadmund’s moneyers Faraman and Ingelgar, A.D. 939-46 1-5
William C. Wells The Stamford and Peterborough mints. Part II. Descriptions of the coins struck at the Stamford mint. 7-28
L. A. Lawrence Long cross coins of Durham 29-30
Derek Allen Dies in the Public Record Office, 1938 31-50
H, J. Dakers The First Issue of David II 51-58
C. A. Whitton The heavy coinage of Henry VI 59-90
Anthony Thompson An Oxford hoard of the time of the Civil Wars 91-96
Derek Allen The "Weymouth" and "Salisbury" mints of Charles I 97-118
M. H. Grant British medals since 1760 (continued) 119-152
Miscellanea: a new imitation of a Short Cross Penny 153-161
Reviews 163-167
Obituary: P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton / Presidents of the Society / John Sanford Saltus Gold Medal 169-170
Proceedings of the Society, 1938 175-190
List of Members at 30 November 1938 193-200
L. A. Lawrence LONDE or LVNDE CIVITAS 201-203
C. A. Whitton The heavy coinage of Henry VI. Part II. The Rosette-Mascle to Trefoil issues 205-267
Derek Allen Treasure Trove, 1933-9 269-286
D. F. Allen and W. R. Dunstan Crosses and crowns: a study of coinage in the Eliabethan dramatists 287-299
J. B. Caldecott Sussex seventeenth-century tokens 301-320
M. H. Grant British medals since 1760 (continued). Victoria (1862) 321-362
Miscellanea: a Miled Gold-Pattern £3 piece of Charles I 363-364
Obituary 365-480
Proceedings of the Society, 1939 481-486
Index to Volume XXIII (487) 489-496