Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint: Copper to Customer by Dr Sue Tungate
Matthew Boulton was a globally important industrialist who introduced innovative minting practices at his Soho Mint. This lecture 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 18thcentury, 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. This lecture will be held on zoom.