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Soho Mint - A World First!

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.

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The death of Dr Richard G “Dick” Doty on 2nd June 2013 has left a large gap in the ranks of numismatics. One of those who knew him well is Bill McKivor of the Copper Corner in Seattle. Bill has written a personal reminiscence of a man who was truly one of the greats

 

Click HERE to read about Dr Dick Doty.

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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.

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