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. Alexander Parsons The coins of Æthelred I of Northumbria 1-8
Alfred Anscombe The names of Old-English mint-towns: [their] original form and meaning and their epigraphical corruption. II. The names of Old-English mint towns which occur in the Saxon Chronicles 9-31
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A numismatic history of the reigns of William I and II (1066-1100), Part II: the histories of the mints. [Notts.-Oxfordshire] 33-41
W. J. Andrew A numismatic history of the reign of Stephen A.D. 1135-1154 43-67
L. A. Lawrence The Long Cross coinage of Henry III and Edward 69-93
H. B. Earle Fox and J. S. Shirley-Fox Numismatic history of the reigns of Edward I, II and III. 1307 to 1344 95-123
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton The earliest noble of Richard II 125-126
Henry Symonds The documentary evidence for the English royal coinages of Henry VII and Henry VIII 127-171
H. M. Morgan Notes on the mint at Aberystwith in the reign of Charles I 173-179
H. W. Morrieson The coinage of Aberystwyth, 1637-42 181-197
Helen Farquhar Portraiture of our Stuart monarchs on their coins and medals. Part VI: Anne 199-266
Frank E. Burton The 45th: 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment, “The Sherwood Foresters”, their honours and medals’, 267-304
Charles Winter A unique naval relic of 1742: the Callis medal 305-306
Charles Winter An interesting group of decorations of the Peninsular War 307-
J. B. S. MacIlwaine Notes on some Irish coins found at Trim 309-312
J. B. S. MacIlwaine A find of English half-groats of Henry VII in the county of Wicklow 313-314
Grant R. Francis A find of English coins of the Tudor and Stuart periods in the county of Wexford 315-318
William C. Wells Seventeenth-century tokens of Northamptonshire 319-324
William C. Wells A Washington token 325-329
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society Session 1913 333-361
Cataogue of Books in the Library 363-371
Lists of Members 373-392
Serial Summary 393-402
Index to Volume X 403-431