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 iii-vi
D. F. Allen Some Ancient British notes 1-4
C. W. Lister Four ancient British coins 5-7
C. E. Blunt Some new Mercian coins 8-11
R. S. Kinsey Anglo-Saxon law and practice relating to mints and moneyers … 12-50
R. H. M. Dolley Three more late Saxon notes 51-60
R. H. M. Dolley Three West Country notes 61-68
R. H. M. Dolley and D. M. Metcaf Cnut’s Quatrefoil type in English cabinets of the eighteenth century 69-81
R. H. M. Dolley and F. Elmore Jones A Parcel of Cross-and-Crosslets pence from the Tealby find 82-86
W. A. Seaby A St. Patrick Halfpenny of John de Courci 87-90
B. H. I. H. Stewart The Brussels hoard: Mr. Baldwin's arrangment of the Scottish coins 91-97
F. S. Snow An Anglo-Gallic gold hoard 98-100
H. Schneider The tower gold of Charles I. Part II 101-127
Robert B. K. Stevenson The “Stirling” turners of Charles I, 1632-9 128-151
C. Wilson Peck The pattern halfpennies and farthings of Anne 152-171
Owen F. Parsons A note on some 18th century dies in the Gloucester City Museum 172-173
Eric P. Newman A successful British counterfeiting of American paper money during the American Revolution 174-187
Miscellanea 188-214
Lady Briscoe, R. A. G. Carson and R. H. M. Dolley An Icenian coin hoard from Lakenheath, Suffolk 215-219
C. E. Blunt and R. H. M. Dolley The hoard evidence for the coins of Alfred 220-247
W. A. Seaby Anglo-Saxon coins and hoards found in the north of Ireland 248-254
R. H. M. Dolley A hoard of pennies of Eadgar from Laugharne churchyard in South Wales 255-258
R. H. M. Dolley Some further remarks on the Transitional Crux issue of Æthelræd II 259-264
V. J. Butler and R. H. M. Dolley New light on the nineteenth-century find of pence of Æthelræd II from St Martin’s-Le-Grand 265-274
R. H. M. Dolley The myth of a coinage of the Ostmen of Dublin in the name of Tymme Sjællandsfar 275-288
R. H. M. Dolley New light on the order of the early issues of Edward the Confessor 289-292
B. H. I. H. Stewart An uncertain mint of David I 293-296
R. H. M. Dolley A note on the chronology of some published and unpublished “short cross” finds from the British Isles 297-321
P. Frank Purvey The XVd Durham pennies of Edward III 322-325
F. Elmore Jones EDWARDVS REX AIN” - De Bury or Hatfield?: a new approach to an old problem 328-333
W. J. W. Potter The silver coinages of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. [Part] I: Richard II 334-352
D. M. Metcalf and C. E. Blunt Three early discoveries of 'leather money' 353-356
Peter Berghaus Westphalian countermarks on English groats 357-361
B. H. I. H. Stewart The Glenluce hoard, 1956 362-381
H. Schneider The Tower gold of Charles I. Part III 382-403
W. A. Seaby Two coin hoards of the rebellion period (1641-9) from Ulster 404-414
Miscellanea 415-421
Reviews 422-426
Obituary 427-428
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society 1959 429-431
Presedential Address 432-438
List of Members 1960 439-445
Index 446-449