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The Annals of the Coinage of Britain were published in five volumes by Rev Rogers Ruding, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Vicar of Maldon in Surrey, and cover in considerable detail the place of the coinage in the system of government from the earliest times to the later part of the reign of King George III.


The Supplement contains much which will be of interest to students of late 18th and early 19th century coinage, including many references to the various responses to the Coinage Crisis.


Ruding was interested in the larger issues to do with the coinage, and wrote other works on the same subject:


Original copies of Ruding’s works are scarce and quite expensive, but Google Books have scanned a copy of the Supplement and this is available free. Just click on the title page above, and a .pdf file will download which contains the full text.


Please note, though, that as the original work contains 119 pages, the file size is a chunky 5.5MB


As an aside, the publisher of this work, J Lackington of Finsbury Square, was himself an issuer of token halfpence in the 1790s. His tokens celebrated his claim to be operating the ‘cheapest booksellers in the world’ at The Temple of the Muses. DH Middlesex 351-358

Supplement to the Annals of the Coinage of Britain



By Rev. Rogers Ruding BD FSA

Published 1819 by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, Finsbury Square, London.

Supplement Annals of the Coinage Rogers Ruding.pdf