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
C. E. King A Small Hoard of Carausius found near Bicester, Oxfordshire 7-16
J. A. Davies The Barbarous Radiates from Richborough 17-28
Wilfred A. Seaby A Coenwulf Penny by Wihtred from Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire 29-33
Marion M. Archibald A Ship Type of Athelstan I of East Anglia 34-40
H. E. Pagan The Coinage of the East Anglian Kingdom from 825 to 870 41-83
Elizabeth J. E. Pirie The Ripon Hoard, 1695: Contemporary and Current Interest 84-103
M Dhenin and P. Leclercq The Coins of Quentovic from the Cuerdale Hoard in the Museum of Boulogne-sur-Mer 104-107
Ian Stewart The Anonymous Anglo-Viking Issue with Sword and Hammer Types and the Coinage of Sitric I 108-116
C. E. Blunt The Cabinet of the Marquess of Ailesbury and the Penny of Hywel Dda 117-122
Paul Robinson The 'Eadpeard' Variety of the Hammer Cross Type of Edward the Confessor 123-131
D. H. Caldwell, Joan E. L. Murray and M. Delme-Radcliffe Innerwick Hoard, 1979 132-150
Marvin Lessen The Cromwell Funeral Medal by Simon 151-157
George Berry Sutler to His Majesty's Guard of Foot 158-160
J. Keith Horsefield Copper v Tin Coins in Seventeenth-Century England 161-180
Philip Grierson Computational Fractions of the Grain: Mites, Droits, Periods and Blanks 181-186
T. Stainton The Proposed Royal Academy Medal of 1793 187-197
G. P. Dyer and P. P. Gaspar The Dorrien & Magens Shilling of 1798 198-214
R. H. Thompson and A. J. Wager The Purpose and Use of Public House Checks 215-233
G. P. Dyer Numbered Strikings of Victorian Bronze Coins, 1860-68 234-240
Short Articles and Notes 241-246
Ian Stewart Review Article: The Nelson Collection at Liverpool and Some York Questions 247-251
Reviews 252-260
P. Woodhead The Publications of F.Elmore-Jones 261-264
Presidential Address
Editorial Note