Catalogue Entry: MINT00503

Two reports on foreign coin in Ireland.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/II.242-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Contents

(a) (II.242) 23 June 1712. Newton to Treasury. Holograph draft of the report ordered in MINT00502 (II.241), suggesting numerous adjustments to the coinage values and weights stated in MINT00501 (II.232-3) and some to those stated in the proclamation on circulation of foreign coin.

(b) (II.243) Holograph draft memorandum: 'The weight & value of forreign coins in Ireland', listing Newton's suggested figures for all the coins in question.

Printed in NC, 5: 309-12. MINT00503(a) is also printed in Prior, Observations, 24-6, McCulloch, Select Tracts, 271-3, and Shaw, 179-81, but the document from which these were taken - presumably the official version of the report - seems to have gone astray (see NC, 5, 312, n.1).

[1] Mint Office
23 Iune 1712.

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