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 ii-iv
William C. Wells Coins struck by the moneyer Walter or Waltier, in the reigns of Stephen, Henry II and Richard I 1-3
C. E. Blunt and C. A. Whitton The Coinages of Edward IV and of Henry VI (restored) 4-59
H. Alexander Parsons Notes on the 'Wolsey' coins of Henry VIII 60-70
D. F. Allen Of the Street-sellers of card counters, medals &c 71-74
E. J. Winstanley Miscellanea: A new coin of Henry VII 75-75
Reviews 76-77
Obituary 78-79
Proceedings 1945-6 80-103
Presidential Address 1946 104-111
List of Members 112-118
F. Elmore Jones The Stephen mint of 'bran' - A new attribution 119-124
D. F. Allen The design of Edward III's silver coinage 125-129
C. E. Blunt and C. A. Whitton The Coinages of Edward IV and of Henry VI (restored), part II 130-182
Anthony Thompson Continental imitations of the rose noble of Edward IV 183-208
D.F. Allen A medal of Anne Boleyn 209-211
L. Forrer A few notes on Swiss officers and mercenary regiments in the pay of England 212-226
Miscellanea 227-231
Reviews 232-234
Proceedings 1946-7 235-250
Presidential Address 1947 251-258
D. F. Allen Edward the Confessor's gold penny 259-276
C. E. Blunt A gold penny of Edward the Elder 277-281
C. E. Blunt Four Italian coins imitating Anglo-Saxon types 282-285
F. Elmore Jones The Last Short-Cross issue of Henry III (Class 8) 286-290
C. E. Blunt and C. A. Whitton The Coinages of Edward IV and of Henry VI (restored), part III 291-339
Miscellanea 340-342
Reviews 343-348
Proceedings 1946-7 349-369
Index 370-374