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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Title Pages
Mary Morehart Some Dangers of Dating Sceattas by Typological Sequences 1-5 1-5
F. Elmore Jones Southampton/Winchester Die-Links in Canute's Quatrefoil Type 6-11 6-11
H. E. Pagan Robert Austen and the Bank of England Collection 12-18 12-18
J. M. Lewis A Short Cross Hoard from Wrexham 19-23 19-23
J. Yvon Esterlins á la Croix Courte dans les Trésors Francais de la Fin du XIIc et de la Premiére Moitié du XIIIc siécle 24-60 24-60
C. E. Blunt and J. D. Brand Mint Output of Henry III 61-66 61-66
Ian Stewart The Long Voided Cross Sterlings of Alexander III illustrated by Burns 67-77 67-77
Peter Woodhead Two Finds of Edward Pennies: Caernarvon (1911) and Grittleton (1903?) 78-83 78-83
Michael Dolley and Michael K. Murphy An Early Fourteenth-Century Coin Hoard from Co. Roscommon 84-90 84-90
J. D. A. Thompson A Heavy Noble of Henry IV from Czechoslovakia 91-97 91-97
Michael Dolley A Pattern Shilling Irish of Mary Tudor 98-110 98-110
J. K. R. Murray The Scottish Gold and Silver Coinages of Charles I 111-144 111-144
F. R. Cooper The English Silver Crowns of James I 145-157 145-157
R. A. Farey The 1829 Half-Sovereign 158-161 158-161
Reviews 171-185 171-185
Proceedings of the British Numismatic Society, 1970 189-192 189-192
Address By Stewart Lyon 193-204 193-204
The President's Review of the Year 205-210 205-210
List of Members of the British Numismatic Society 30 June 1971 211-221 211-221
Index 222-224 222-224