Catalogue Entry: MINT00206

On the value of the Imperial dollar and uncertainty as to whether the term refers to the common dollar or the Rix dollar (Reichsthaler), which is worth more.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/180-81, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]


'Rix' or 'Reichs' is said to mean 'Imperial' [it does], 'But I am not skilled in the German language'. Uncertainty about the current rate of exchange between English and Swedish currency.

Draft of PRO, T1/227, no. 31 (printed in Shaw, 196-7, with the erroneous reference T1/217, and in NC, 7: 88-9). See NC, 7: 87-8 for the Treasury's request for this information.

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