Catalogue Entry: MINT00843

Order of the Commons Committee on the Miscarriages of the Mint (forwarded to Newton by the Committee's chairman, Arnold) for [William] Chaloner [Challoner]to demonstrate before them his method of making guineas.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.506, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Notes

[Chaloner had accused the Mint officers of incompetence and forgery, and offered to demonstrate his own methods to pre-empt counterfeiting. The Committee reported in favour of Chaloner's methods on 8 April 1697: report reprinted in Ruding, Annals of the Coinage, 2: 465. For accounts of the affair, see Craig, NATM, 17-19 and Westfall, 571-5.]

Printed in NC, 4: 231-2.

[1] In the Speakers Chamber Mr. Arnold in the Chair

At the Committee appointed to Examine into the Abuses of the Mint.

[2] To the Honoured Docr Newton Warden of his
Majesties Mint in the Tower
    London

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