BNJThe 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 1903-2010 helpful.

You may download a whole volume but the files are very large and may take some time to download. All of the files are PDFs and will require a reader to access them. To download a reader for free (Adobe Acrobat) please click here.


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C. E. Blunt, C. S. S. Lyon and B. H. I. H. Stewart The coinage of southern England, 796-840 1-74 1-74
R. H. M. Dolley and K. F.Morrison Finds of Carolingian coins from Great Britain and Ireland 75-87 75-87
R. H. M. Dolley An unpublished hoard-provenance for a penny of Ceolwulf II of Mercia 88-90 88-90
F. Elmore Jones An unpublished penny of William I 90-93 90-93
J. D. Brand and R. H. M. Dolley Two “new” Yorkshire hoards of Short Cross pennies 94-98 94-98
D. W. Dykes The Irish coinage of Henry III 99-116 99-116
R. H. M. Dolley and H. E. Pagan An early nineteenth-century discovery of Edward pennies at Knaresborough Priory 117-126 117-126
Peter Spufford Continental coins in late Medieval England 127-139 127-139
W. J. W. Potter and E. J. Winstanley The coinage of Henry VII. Chapter VIII 140-160 140-160
J. P. C. Kent Five Tudor notes 161-164 161-164
D. W. Dykes A mythical seventeenth-century token of Cardiff 165-167 165-167
R. C. Bell Richard Thomas Samuel (1831-1906) 168-173 168-173
R. N. P. Hawkins Catalogue of the advertisement imitations of “spade” guineas and their halves 174-219 174-219
Miscellanea 220-222 220-222
Reviews 223-224 223-224
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society 1963 225-229 225-229
Presidential Address 230-236 230-236
Index 237-238 237-238