Catalogue Entry: MINT00270

Recommendations regarding currency control.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/139, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Recommend devaluation of the English pistole to discourage the import of French ones, citing the devaluation of Scottish coinage four years previously as a precedent. Warn that silver coin is of less intrinsic value than silver bullion, a situation which should be reversed.

Draft of PRO, Mint 1/8, p. 25 (dated 20 January 1700/1 and printed in Horton, Silver Pound, 261-2). This version printed in NC, 4: 352-3.

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