Catalogue Entry: MINT00287

'Proposals for preserving and encreasing the Coyn of this Kingdome.' Draft of second appendix to MINT00281 (II.78-9).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/602-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Various suggestions for countering the depletion of gold and silver reserves. A ban, or at least a restriction, should be imposed on the use of gold and silver in clothes, household goods, etc. The allowance of plate for personal use on board ship, at present unlimited, should be regulated. Above all, the excessive exportation of gold and silver by the East India Companies (especially the new one) should be curbed by obliging them to export an equal amount, or at least half as much, in commodities. All imports and exports of bullion should be examined and recorded by the Mint.

Draft of T. 1/80.105, MINT00940 (dated 7 July 1702 and printed in Horton, Silver Pound, 270-71 and Shaw, 166-9).

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