Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain: The Provincial Coinage
By David Dykes
Written by an expert in the field and drawing on recent research, this book aims to put Britain's 18th-century provincial token coinage into the context of the currency problems of the time. On the basis of a wide range of both documentary and secondary sources, it examines its major manufacturers and their intentions, and through profiles of many of the issuers involved it sets out to give a living dimension to a bygone monetary phenomenon.
Contains extensive photographs of tokens, as well as contemporary cartoons, illustrations and newspaper clippings, setting in context the necessity for this individual coinage. A fascinating and accessible book which will please the expert and also tempt the newcomer to research further into this exciting field.
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Hardback; 400 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. 210 x 276 mm
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