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. M. Metcalf Some Finds of Thrymas and Sceattas in England 1-15
Martin Biddle, Christopher Blunt, Birthe Kjolbye-Biddle, Michael Metcalf and Hugh Pagan Coins of the Anglo-Saxon Period from Repton, Derbyshire, II 16-34
D. M. Metcalf and J. P. Northover Interpreting the Alloy of the Later Anglo-Saxon Coinage 35-63
M. A. S. Blackburn and M. J. Bonser Single Finds of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins - 3 64-101
Petery Seaby The Defaced Pennies of Stephen from Sussex Mints 102-107
David Sellwood The Trial of Nicholas Briot 108-123
R. G. Dotty A Mint for Mexico': Boulton, Watt and the Guanajuto Mint 124-147
Philip Attwood The Slade Girls 148-177
Short Articles and Notes 178-190
Reviews 191-200
(Ian Stewart) Obituary (Lieutenant-Colonel J. K. R. Murray) 201-203
Proceedings 1986 204-204
Accounts for the Year ended 31 October 1985 205-206
Presidential Address 1986 207-209
Index 210-212