Browse texts by category: Coin, Seal and Medal Design

1.

Royal warrant specifying the purpose and design of milled coin.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/278, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00736

2.

Royal warrant prescribing design of milled coin.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/279, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00737

3.

Royal warrant prescribing design of coin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/272, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00738

4.

Clerical copies of Earl Marshal's warrants, dated 13 June 1689 and 12 September 1691, prescribing design of silver coin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/273, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00739

5.

Holograph draft summary of warrants issued 1662-94 for altering the design of coins [evidently in preparation for submitting new designs following Anne's accession on 8 March].

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/281, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00740

6.

Royal warrant approving the Mint's proposed designs of gold and silver coin subject to certain alterations.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/282, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00741

7.

Partial holograph draft of MINT00741 (Mint 19/3/282).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/274, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00742

8.

Requests orders to coin Coronation medals and offers suggestions about the quality of metals to be used.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/319, 326, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00743

9.

Memorandum by Newton: 'The Reverse of the Coronation Medal explain'd'.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/289, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00744

10.

Drafts of MINT00744 (IMint 19/2/289)

Author: Isaac Newton , Unknown

Source: MINT 19/3/291-6, 298-302, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00745

11.

Holograph draft memorandum suggesting alternative designs and mottoes for the Coronation medal.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/297, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00747

12.

Brief description of his medal designs.

Author: Samuel Garth

Source: MINT 19/3/310-11, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00748

13.

Holograph note of the number and cost of Coronation medals.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/415, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00749

14.

Draft of royal warrant to coin Vigo booty, with the inscription 'VIGO' on all coins.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/277, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00752

15.

Holograph draft of MINT00752 (Mint 19/3/277).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/568, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00753

16.

Submits his design for a medal [to commemorate the proclamation of Queen Anne's Bounty, a series of measures to relieve impoverished clergy]. Suggests that in future he be given authority to approve medal designs himself, to save the Treasury time.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/288, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00754

17.

Holograph memorandum on Newton's design for a Union medal, with a detailed explanation of its symbolism.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/303-4, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00755

18.

Account for distribution of medals 16 to 23 July 1713.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/335, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00756

19.

Holograph notes and calculations relating to the cost and distribution of various gold and silver medals.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/324, 331, 333, 337., National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00757

20.

Requests orders to draft new designs for coins as soon as the King's coat of arms has been decided on.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/276, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00758

21.

Holograph notes on possible subjects and mottoes for George I's Coronation medal.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/313, 314, 315, 316, 317, MINT 19/5/31, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00759

22.

As requested, presents his six proposed mottoes, and descriptions of six proposed emblems, for the reverse of the Coronation Medal.

Author: Hopton Haynes

Source: MINT 19/3/309, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00760

23.

An account of the medals coined for the last coronation [Anne's] and the time needed to coin medals for the forthcoming one [George I's]: Newton estimates six weeks to two months.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/332, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00761

24.

Further holograph draft of MINT00761 (Mint 19/3/332).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/323, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00762

25.

Covering letter for his draft designs of George I Coronation Medals.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/330, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00763

[1] Treasury

[2]

[See Craig, NATM, 51.]

[3] Treasury

[4]

Printed in NC, 4: 384-5 (from Mint 19/3/319). Another copy in PRO, T1/79, no. 40.

[5]

[See Craig, NATM, 51.]

[6]

Explanation of his design and motto proposed [and subsequently adopted] for Anne's Coronation medal, citing numerous Classical and Egyptian sources.

[7] Unknown

[8]

Printed in NC, 4: 404.

[9]

[A warrant was issued accordingly on 10 February: CTB, 18 (1703): 135.]

[10] Treasury

[11]

Printed in NC, 4: 429; several designs by Newton are extant in BL Additional Ms. 18757.

[12]

Text printed in NC, 4: 508-9 (without the sketch).

[13]

A sketch of the design by the Mint engraver is appended.

[14] Treasury

[15]

Printed in NC, 6: 197.

[16]

Mint 19/3/316 includes calculations of costs.

On reverse of Mint 19/3/316: mathematical fragment relating to the Principia, Book 3, proposition 35. Mint 19/5/31 is preceded by notes on Persian history, which are resumed on the reverse.

[17] Isaac Newton

[18]

Printed in NC, 6: 175-7.

[19] Coronation Committee

[20]

Draft of Mint 1/8.101-2, MINT01186 (dated 6 September and printed in NC, 6: 177-8).

[21] Coronation Committee

[22]

Followed by a further holograph draft of MINT00761 (Mint 19/3/332)

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