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
W. Sharp Ogden The Roman Mint and Early Britain 1-50
Haakon Schetelig A Coin of Offa found in a Viking-Age Burial at Voss, Norway 51-54
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A Gold Mancus of Offa, King of Mercia 55-72
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A Penny of St. Aethelbert, King of East Anglia 73-84
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton On Some Coins of the Tenth-Century, Found in the Isle of Man, with Special Reference to a Penny of Anlaf Struck at Derby 85-96
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A Numismatic History of the Reigns of William I. and II. (1066-1100) 97-122
Edward H. Hancox Finds of Medieval Cut Halfpence and Farthings at Dunwich 123-134
Shirley Fox The Cross as a Mint-Mark 135-144
Helen Farquhar Portraiture of Our Stuart Monarchs on their Coins and Medals 145-262
Major R. P. Jackson Coin Collecting in the Deccan 263-285
Major R. P. Jackson Coin Collecting in Mysore 287-340
Major R. P. Jackson Some Copper Coins Issued by the English East India Company and Other European Powers in Southern India 341-346
Stanley Bousfield The Pattern Halfpennies of 1788 and 1790 by. J. P. Froz 347-360
W. J. Andrew Evolution of Portraiture on the Silver Penny 361-380
Alfred Anscombe The Anglo-Saxon Computation of Historic Time in the Ninth Century 381-407
Proceedings 1908 (Title Page) 411-412
Officers and Council Session 1908 413-414
Proceedings 1908 415-447
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton Anniversary Meeting November 30th 1908 448-455
Presentation to Mr. Carlyon-Britton 456-467
Income and Expenditure Account 468-468
List of Members 1908 469-487
Index 489-523