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
H. de S. Shortt A new Durotrigic hoard from Godshill, Hampshire 1-5
S. E. Rigold The two primary series of sceattas 6-53
V. J. Butler and R. H. M. Dolley Two die-links relative to the Anglo-Saxon mint at Northampton 54-56
R. H. M. Dolley The mythical “helmet”/”long cross” mules of Æthelræd II 57-60
F. Elmore Jones The mint of Axbridge 61-69
R. H. M. Dolley A note on the Anglo-Saxon mint of Reading 70-75
R. H. M. Dolley A small parcel of pennies of the Confessor from the Sedlescombe find 76-81
J. S. Forbes and D. B. Dalladay Composition of English silver coins (870-1300) 82-87
D. M. Metcalf Some finds of medieval coins from Scotland and the north of England 88-123
W. J. W. Potter The silver coinages of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. Part II: Henry IV 124-150
D. G. Liddell and P. A. Rayner Charles I Truro/Exeter half-crowns 151-158
S. A. H. Whetmore Some further notes on Thomas Simon 159-173
R. N. P. Hawkins Minor products of nineteenth-century diesinking 174-187
Miscellanea 188-211
Peter Spufford Some hoard evidence from a nineteenth-century collection 213-216
R. H. M. Dolley and V. J. Butler Some “Northern” variants etc. of the “crux” issue of Æthelræd II 217-220
V. J. Butler Some misread moneyers of London in the reign of Æthelræd II 221-226
R. H. M. Dolley An apparently unrecorded class of Hiberno-Norse imitation of the coinage of Æthelræd II 227-230
R. H. M. Dolley Some further critical die-links in the Hiberno-Norse series 231-234
C. S. S. Lyon, G. van der Meer and R. H. M. Dolley Some Scandinavian coins in the names of Æthelræd, Cnut, and Harthacnut attributed by Hildebrand to English mints 235-251
L. O. Lagerqvist and R. H. M. Dolley The problem of the “fleur-de-lis” sceptre on the Sigtuna coins of Cnut 252-261
W. J. W. Potter and E. J. Winstanley The coinage of Henry VII 262-301
H. Schneider The tower gold of Charles I. Part IV 302-330
W. A. Seaby Five seventeenth-century coin hoards from Ulster 331-343
W. A. Seaby Two gold coin hoards from northern Ireland 344-345
C. Wilson Peck Photography of coins in monochrome and colour on 35mm. film 348-359
Miscellanea 360-368
Reviews 369-373
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society 1961 374-377
Presidential Address 378-384
List of Members 1962 385-391
Index 392-395
Series Summary Index Vols. XXI-XXX (1931-1961) 396-417