Catalogue Entry: MINT00177

Holograph draft memorandum on methods of assaying gold and silver by refinement, such as should be used in assessing trial pieces.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/293, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]


These were not used in assessing the 1707 trial piece. Objects further that trial pieces should be made only by royal order, whereas the 1707 one was made merely on the authority of the Treasurer's warrant.

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