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


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, he is also responsible for some restrikes and overstrikes of the Barbadoes Penny and is called a friend of Royal Mint Assistant Engraver John Milton.

A different page on the same marvelous website,, 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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