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The Coins that Fueled the Industrial Revolution

1806 England, PCGS PR-68DCAM

From the collection of the Soho Mint, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt, preserved throughout history as part of the James watt Estate. Produced in 1806 as a prototype for Boulton and Watt to present to King George of England to show why the Soho Mint should mint coinage for England.

Flawlessly preserved with surfaces and color as struck. Undoubtedly one of the the finest quality pre-1850 coins in existence worldwide. It would take many decades before the U.S. Mint could do work equal to this standard. Size [...]

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    From the Collection of Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and the Soho Mint

From the Collection of Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and the Soho Mint

Pedigreed to Boulton and Watt; the coins that fueled the Industrial Revolution.

1821 St. Helena Copper Halfpenny, PCGS PR-68DCAM

From the collection of the Soho Mint, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt*, fathers of the Industrial Revolution. This very coin, produced in 1821 as a one-of-a-kind prototype by Boulton and Watt, founders of the Soho Mint, to present to the leadership of St. Helena to show why the Soho Mint should mint coinage for St. Helena. Struck in the same year Napolean sought exile in St. Helena, bringing worldwide attention to the [...]

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