We are here with a thoroughly modern web site to celebrate the achievements of Matthew
Boulton who died two hundred years ago in August 1809.
But a modern website is no anachronism; Matthew Boulton was at the leading edge of
technology and innovation in his own time.
So here, as a tribute to a great man, we will look at Matthew Boulton, and the Soho
Mint; how Mr Boulton fitted into the great scheme of things, how the Mint was established
and worked, and what it produced.
The world's first thoroughly modern money.
● We all know that Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint made millions of coins and tokens
for Great Britain, and most of these were pennies, halfpennies and farthings. But
even though we may know the denominations, it is much more difficult to determine
what these coins were actually worth. Click HERE to find out The Value of Money
To stay in touch with all the latest updates to our site, why not subscribe to the
sohomint.info RSS feed? Click on the button above to see what’s what.
You can subscribe using most internet browsers and with MS Outlook.
Although progress is sometimes a bit patchy, the website is still very much a work
in progress. More items will be added as they become available, but in the meantime
please forgive us our deficiencies! We hope to see you back, soon.
● Most collectors of 18th Century tokens are more or less familiar with the pineapple
pennies of Barbados - or The Barbadoes as it was referred to at the time. But Matthew
Boulton didn’t strike these; he was getting ready to make a new issue dated 1791
- before the order was stopped! Click HERE for a review of what might have been.