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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 7, February 11, 2001, Article 4

ON MATTHEW YOUNG 

   John Kraljevich writes: "I'm enjoying the E-Sylum as always. 
   Thanks again for sending it out so dutifully.  On Matthew 
   Young, others can probably pass on more than this but he 
   was a London-area coin dealer circa 1828 who restruck at 
   least the American Plantation token and a crown of James II; 
   no doubt he produced others at the same time as well. 

   According to 
   http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/Barbados.intro.html, 
   he is also responsible for some restrikes and overstrikes of 
   the Barbadoes Penny and is called a friend of Royal Mint Assistant 
   Engaver John Milton. 

   A different page on the same marvelous website, 
   http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/AmPlant.intro.html, 
   states he purchased a group of dies engraved by John 
   Roettier including the aforementioned American Plantation token 
   dies and gave the bulk to the British Museum.  I'm left wondering 
   what else he restruck ... perhaps stuff familiar to us that has never 

   been attributed to him?  What other pieces de caprice can be 
   placed at the feet of this (apparently) learned numismatist?" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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