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 1-6
D. F. Allen Three Notes on Ancient British Coins 7-9
H. E. Pagan A New Type for Beonna 10-15
Ian Stewart Notes on the Intermediate Small Cross and Transitional Crux Types of Ethelred II 16-24
Michael Dolley and S. N. Lane A Parcel of late Eleventh Century Hiberno-Norse Coins found in Northern Italy 25-28
Michael Dolley The Anglo-Norman Coins in the Uppsala University Cabinet 29-34
C. E. Blunt, F. Elmore Jones and P. H. Robinson On some hoards of the time of Stephen 35-42
E. W. Dandon The Nottingham Find of 1880: a Stephen hoard re-examined 43-64
F. Banks The 1868 Hoard from the Albert Dock Lock Pit, Hull 65-72
Herbert Schneider The Significance of the Archaeological Evidence in a Review of a French Hoard of English Gold Coins 73-84
Michael Dolley, Colm Gallagher and W. A. Seaby The Sixteenth Century Coin Hoard from Moig South, Askeaton, Co. Limerick 85-92
C. E. Challis Tower I I 1545-1552 93-97
J. K. R. Murray The Scottish Coinage of 1553 98-109
F. R. Cooper Silver Crowns of the Tower Mint of Charles I : a study of the dies and die combinations 110-137
J. F. C. Kent Hoard Reports XVI-XX Centuries 138-145
R. N. P. Hawkins Supplement I I to Catalogue of the Advertisement Imitations of 'Spade' Guineas and their Halves (BNJ xxxii 1963 and xxxiv 1965)
F. Pridmore Notes on Colonial Coins: Mr. A. P. Spencer, Artist/Engraver, His Majesty's Mint, Calcutta and the re-designed Coinages of King George VI British India 1938-1947
D. V. Deane Modern Coinage Systems
J. C. Rudge Milled Edges and Counterfeit Florins
Presidential Address
President's review