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.
● 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.