Mintage figures for Boulton's tokens are generally estimated from the weight of copper
used, though sometimes the precise numbers are known. Similarly, the mintages for
the official copper coinages, and the Bank of England Dollars are known from the
official contracts but, for ease of reference, all these numbers, and the despatch
dates from the Mint, are taken from ● Dr R G Doty's book 'Soho Mint and the Industrialisation
The majority of coins and tokens illustrated are from the Editor's collection. Many
of the finest illustrations are, however, from coins and tokens now or formerly owned
by Bill McKivor of The Copper Corner, Seattle, Washington, and many thanks are due
to Bill for permission to use the illustrations indicated by the symbol shown at
● For more information about Boulton’s coinages, go to www.thecoppercorner.com
The Editor does not know to whom the credit belongs for a number of the illustrations
indicated by the symbol to the left, and regrets if, unwittingly, any proprieties
have been breached. Any information regarding the attribution of these illustrations
will be gratefully received.
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Notes and Acknowledgements
Apparently, a 1790 Pattern Halfpenny, Reverse, by Droz
Actually, a restrike made by W J Taylor in the second half of the
19th century, from dies and tools bought at the Soho Mint Sale in 1850
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