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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(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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