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.
Although for various reasons there has not been much change in the past few years,
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! This is
a ‘hobby’ site, and not a professional resource. We hope to see you back, soon.
● Jean Pierre Droz featured very largely in the early days of the Soho Mint, being
seen by Matthew Boulton as both the epitome of what he wanted for the artistic quality
of his mint, and at the same time more difficult than a bag of monkeys to control
and motivate. Hopefully, coming soon, will be a little more information about DROZ!
● 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