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-viii
H. W. Morrieson The influence of war on the coinage of England 1-15
P. W. Carlyon-Britton The Berkeley mint 17-31
P. W. Carlyon-Britton The “Gothabyrig” mint 33-45
P. W. Carlyon-Britton A numismatic history of the reigns of William I and II (1066-1100), Part II: The histories of the mints’ 47-78
Helen Farquhar Portraiture of our Tudor monarchs on their coins and medals 79-143
L. A. Lawrence A remarkable gold coin of Henry VIII 145-155
J. Charles Cox An Elizabethan coiner 157-164
H. W. Morrieson The English silver coins of James I 165-178
Alfred Chitty Early Australian coinage 179-187
Nathan Heywood The coins of the Ionian State 189-192
A. E. Weightman The bronze coinage of Queen Victoria 193-219
Bernard Roth A hoard of staters and “gold bullets” recently discovered in France, with special reference to the Ancient British staters of the type of Evans, plate B, no. 8 221-228
Nathan Heywood Some Roman brass coins found at Lincoln 229-234
G. A. Auden A leaden cross bearing a styca impression and other antiquities found in York 235-237
Bernard Roth A hoard of English coins found in Switzerland 239-240
Alfred Anscombe The Anglo-Saxon computation of historic time in the ninth century 241-310
L. A. Lawrence Forgery in relation to numismatics, Part II. (Edward I to Elizabeth) 311-316
J. B. Caldecott and G. C. Yates Leaden tokens 317-326
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society, Session 1907 327-328
Officers and Council Session 1907 329-330
Proceedings 331-372
Anniversary Meeting November 30th 373-380
Income and Expenditure Account 381-381
List of Members 383-400
Index 401-439