SohoMint: Latest Updates

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06/08/2013 02:18 PM
Death of Dr Richard Doty
Dr Richard Doty is a familiar name to all who are interested in Soho Mint and the coins and tokens which were produced there. He wrote many articles, and the major work 'Soho Mint and the Industrialisation of Money.' He was also curator of the National Money Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Dr Doty died on Sunday 2nd June 2013. He will be much missed.

05/23/2013 03:53 PM
Visitors to sohomint 2012 has been a bit short of updates just lately, for which your webmaster can only apologise! On the other hand, we have welcomed 40,845 visitors to the site during 2012. It is a tribute to Mr Boulton that his memory and the products of his mint should be of such interest after 200 years!

02/06/2012 05:31 PM
Visitors to sohomint 2011
Updates to have been a bit sparse this year, in fact not there at all, but hopefully there is more in the pipeline. Even so, we have been delighted to welcome 44,262 visitors to the site during 2011, up again on the total for 2010. All of which goes to prove that, 200 years after his death, Matthew Boulton continues to be of interest. A most impressive legacy.

01/03/2011 02:57 PM
Visitors to sohomint 2010
There is no doubt that interest in Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint has been growing steadily since the Bicentennial of his death in 2009. Boulton and Watt are to appear on a new £50 Bank of England note. New books have been published and others are on their way. Our website,, has been pleased to welcome 42,447 visitors during 2010 based on a count where each visitor is defined as having looked at more than one page within a half hour period. A big 'Thank You' to every one!

02/27/2010 04:35 PM
Thomas Jefferson and Matthew Boulton
Matthew Boulton and Thomas Jefferson were acquainted; they had met in Paris when Boulton was trying to recruit Droz. Yet it was Jefferson who opposed the supply of coinage for the United States from Soho. Go to American Cents to read all about it.

01/02/2010 09:52 PM
Visitors to
During 2009, received 23,200 unique visits, which shows the level of interest in matters Boultonian. The peak month, with 3,192 visitors, was the Bicentennial in August, while December was not far behind with 3,029

11/27/2009 05:52 PM
Mr Boulton's Dinner 1791
Four days of rioting in July 1791 left much devastation in Birmingham, but none of this was caused by Soho employees. Boulton gave a celebration dinner for 700 to say 'thank you'

11/27/2009 05:49 PM
Soho Mint Equipment
Illustrations of the inside of Soho Mint are sadly lacking, but engravings exist of the Soho Mint in action, once it had been sold to Ralph Heaton. Take a peek inside Soho Mint, v2!

11/27/2009 05:44 PM
The Loss of the Admiral Gardner
Coins salvaged from the wreck of the Admiral Gardner are some of the most frequently encountered Soho pieces, but just how did they end up in the Goodwin Sands? This page recounts the story.

11/27/2009 05:39 PM
The Token Timeline
The Token Timeline is a handy potted history, complete with illustrations, of all the tokens produced by the Soho mint for British customers.

11/27/2009 05:37 PM
Biographies of the Lunaticks
Potted biographies of the Lunaticks have now begun to appear in our section 'The Lunar Society.'