What? & Where?
Search the website for
what you’ve always

Soho Mint - A World First!

Home Site Map Bicentennial Soho Library The Town The Lunar Society The Man The Mint The Engravers The Coins The Tokens So Nearly Soho! Links & Resources Oh, No!
Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint:
Copper to Customer


By Dr Sue Tungate

Published 2020 by Brewin Books Ltd.

ISBN 978-1-85858-723-3

Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) was a globally important industrialist who introduced innovative minting practices at his Soho Mint.

This book describes the processes involved, from mining the copper to the delivery of products to the customer.

There was a shortage of small change towards the end of the 18th century, and Boulton strove to solve this problem, eventually obtaining customers all over Britain, including the British Government. He also made coins for the East India Company, and for Europe, Africa, the West Indies and America.

Included is Boulton’s role in the copper industry, and how he obtained his raw materials; his expertise in steel making for dies, and the technology of his new steam-powered mint. The design, production, marketing and distribution of the finished product is also covered.

The book is illustrated with over 200 colour images, including an extensive section on the coins, tokens and medals produced at the Soho Mint.

To see the publisher’s flyer, click HERE

Boulton & Soho Mint flyer.pdf