Coinage & Currency in 18th Century Britain
Hardcover with dust jacket, 400 pages, fully illustrated in colour throughout.
Written by David Dykes, former director of the National Museum of Wales.
This book draws on recent research and aims to put Britain's eighteenth-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.