Catalogue Entry: MINT00178

Two holograph drafts, written as from the Goldsmiths' Company and bullion suppliers, complaining of the excessive fineness of the 1707 trial plate.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/278, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Followed by a holograph draft fragment of MINT00173 (I.109).


[See Westfall, 611-12. This report seems never to have been submitted, but Newton did finally succeed in restoring the use of the pre-1707 trial plates in his indenture of 1718.]

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