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Coinage & Currency in 18th Century Britain


By David W Dykes

Published 2011 by Spink & Son Ltd.

ISBN 978-1-907427-16-9

This book, written by an expert in the field and drawing on recent research, puts Britain’s Eighteenth Century provincial token coinage into the context of the wider currency problems of the time. On the basis of a wide range of both documentary and secondary sources, it examines the major manufacturers of tokens and their intentions, and through profiles of many of the issuers involved sets out to give a living literary dimension to a bygone monetary phenomenon.


The nearly 400 pages and hundreds of excellent illustrations make this a book worthy of the highest recommendation to token collectors and those interested in Matthew Boulton’s place in a wider world