Mints for James I and Charles I farthings

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by John Conduitt, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know where the mints were that struck the copper farthings for James I and Charles I?

    I have seen them described as 'non-provincial'. I presume 'non-provincial' means London but not the official (Tower) mint - but obviously the term isn't that specific.

    For James I, it seems John Harington had a 'Token House' set up in Tokenhouse Yard (which is next to the Bank of England), but it isn't clear whether that was an administrative building or the actual mint.

    Since there were a few licencees (Harington, Lennox/Richmond, Maltravers), it's presumably possible (or even likely) there were several mints in different places?
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