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
Daphne Briggs, Colin Haslegrove and Cathy King Iron Age and Roman coins from Hayling Island temple 1-62
D. M. Metcalf The Rome (Forum) hoard of 1883 63-96
J. J. North Some unpublished varieties of Edward I, II and III 97-101
Edward Besly The English Civil War mints at Truro and Exeter, 1642-1646 102-153
G. Berry, D. J. Gaunt an R. H. Thompson Two Seventeenth Century token issuers 154-162
Robert Heslip Eighteenth Century Ulster tokens 163-174
Lord Stewartby The Wingate Sale 1875 175-184
A. D. Garrett The Royal Mint: a pursuit of technical and artistic excellence 185-192
Short Articles and Notes 193-200
Coin Register 201-226
Reviews 227-231
Proceedings 232-232
Accounts 233-234
Presidential Address 235-246
Index 247-259