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.

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.


Author Title Pages
Title Pages
D. F. Allen Celtic coins from the Romano-British temple at Harlow, Essex 1-6
M. A. O'Donovan The Vatican hoard of Anglo-Saxon pennies 7-29
R. H. M. Dolley A probable fourth Kentish mint of Æthelstan 30-33
R. H. M. Dolley A small parcel of First Hand pennies of Æthelræd II from the 1863 Ipswich hoard 34-38
R. H. M. Dolley and E. J. E. Pirie The repercussions on Chester’s prosperity of the Viking descent on Cheshire in 980 39-44
R. H. M. Dolley Some mis-attributed Fleur-de-lis coins of Harold I 45-47
Ian Stewart An eighteenth-century Manx find of early Scottish sterlings 48-56
John D. Brand Some Short Cross questions 57-69
F. Elmore Jones Norwich or Northampton - a “shortcross” problem 70-72
David Wilmer Dykes The coinage of Richard Olof 73-79
D. M. Metcalf A fourteenth-century deposit from Hull 80-82
R. H. M. Dolley The 1961 find of fourteenth-century silver coins from Mareham-le-Fen in Lincolnshire 83-89
R. H. M. Dolley Two neglected Northumbrian hoards of late 14th-century gold coins 90-93
W. A. Seaby and B. H. I. H. Stewart A fourteenth-century hoard of Scottish groats from Balleny Townland, Co. Down 94-106
C. E. Blunt and R. M. H. Dolley The Witchingham, Norfolk, XV-XVIc. hoard (1805) 107-109
Peter Spufford Burgundian double patards in late medieval England 110-117
Philip Grierson The origins of the English sovereign and the symbolism of the closed crown 118-134
C. E. Challis Southwark mint 1545-1551 135-140
William O'Sullivan The only gold coins issued in Ireland 1646 141-150
J. P. C. Kent Hoard reports: Elizabeth I - Charles I 151-155
M. M. Archibald Four 18th-20th centuries hoard reports 156-163
D. L. F. Sealy The Guernsey eight doubles of 1864 164-167
Miscellanea 168-175
Reviews 176-180
Obituary 181-182
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society 1964 183-187
Presidential Address 188-195
List of Members 1965 196-203
Index 204-206