Catalogue Entry: MINT00589

Response to a petition from Abel Slaney and partners to coin a further 700 tons of halfpence and farthings.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/II.301, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Recommends returning responsibility for copper coinage exclusively to the Mint (as before 1694, when it began to be farmed out to private coiners). There is in any case no demand for such a large quantity of copper.

Printed in NC, 4: 408-9. Slaney's proposals are in PRO, T1/85, no. 141 (18 May 1703) and T1/86, no. 91 (6 July 1703).

[1] Mint Office 13 Iul. 1703

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