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The Soho Mint & the Industrialisation of Money

£42.50

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The rise of the Soho Mint coincided with the rise of the British Industrial Revolution. The first stirrings of the new economic times created a rapidly-growing need for coinage, especially copper coinage. Counterfeiters rose to the challenge: by the late 1780's the great majority of small money in circulation was spurious. In time, this condition might jeopardize the future of the Industrial Revolution itself: if the wages paid were suspect, who would come to work in the new factories?

Matthew Boulton and his associates at Soho Manufactory met and defeated this threat by creating a battery of steam-powered machines which could mass-produce unforgeable copper coinage. The earnings of the labouring poor were safeguarded; the world's first industrial coiner was born.

Item details

Author(s):
Richard Doty
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29 x 22 x 3 cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1902040031
ISBN-13:
9781202040035
Number of pages:
351
Publisher:
Spink & Son Ltd
Title:
The Soho Mint & the Industrialisation of Money

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The rise of the Soho Mint coincided with the rise of the British Industrial Revolution. The first stirrings of the new economic times created a rapidly-growing need for coinage, especially copper coinage. Counterfeiters rose to the challenge: by the late 1780's the great majority of small money in circulation was spurious. In time, this condition might jeopardize the future of the Industrial Revolution itself: if the wages paid were suspect, who would come to work in the new factories?

Matthew Boulton and his associates at Soho Manufactory met and defeated this threat by creating a battery of steam-powered machines which could mass-produce unforgeable copper coinage. The earnings of the labouring poor were safeguarded; the world's first industrial coiner was born.

Author(s):
Richard Doty
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29 x 22 x 3 cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1902040031
ISBN-13:
9781202040035
Number of pages:
351
Publisher:
Spink & Son Ltd
Title:
The Soho Mint & the Industrialisation of Money

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