Browse texts by category: Gold and Silver Coinage

1.

Fragmentary holograph notes on coinage under Elizabeth.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/248, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00521

2.

Holograph notes on Mint output half-weekly 1 December 1660 to 30 May 1662, and list of dates of warrants to produce hammered and milled coin.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/250, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00522

3.

'An Accompt of Gold and Silver Monies Coyned in the Reigns of their severall Majesties successively in their Mynt within the Tower of London from the year 1659: to the 31th of December 1691: Included'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/295, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00523

4.

Holograph copy of MINT00523 (Mint 19/2/295).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/260, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00524

5.

Memorandum: 'Plate Melted att the Tower anno 1696'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/564, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00525

6.

'Accompt Of Gold & Silver monies coyned in the Tower of London & ye five Country Mints from the first of Ian. 1695 to the 1st of Ian. 1698 excluded'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/270, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00528

7.

Another holograph draft of MINT00528 (Mint 19/2/270).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/264, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00529

8.

Statistics of recoinage in London 1 February 1695/6 to 21 October 1698.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/273-4, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00530

9.

Rather than see it dismantled, the Moneyers' Corporation are willing to buy back the equipment they supplied for the recoinage in London and elsewhere for twice its scrap value.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/213, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00531

10.

'Account of the Silver Monies Coind in his Majestie's Mint In the Tower'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/294, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00532

11.

Continuation of the annual coinage statistics at MINT00523 (Mint 19/2/295) to 1699.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/2/258, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00533

12.

Query regarding the master's liability for pyx trial results.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/79, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00534

13.

'An Inventory of the Plate and other things delivered into the Trea[su]ry of the Mint by the Honble Her Maties Com[missione]rs for Prizes'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/252, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00536

14.

Receipt for Vigo plate.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/5/59, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00537

15.

Proposal by a Mr Eyres of Southwark to melt down unserviceable brass guns from the Vigo booty and extract fine copper for the Mint.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/344, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00538

16.

Report on the coining of a consignment of gold from New England, with details of the quality of the metal and the expenses incurred in receiving it.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/569, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00539

17.

Original letter, written and signed by Peyton, informing Newton of the premium price for silver coin and plate.

Author: Craven Peyton Warden

Source: MINT 19/5/37, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00540

18.

Holograph notes toward legislation on the purchase of plate for coinage.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/550, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00541

19.

Rougher holograph drafts of MINT00541 (Mint 19/2/550).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/534, 547, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00542

20.

Copy of royal warrant to the Mint to receive plate at premium rates as specified in the Parliamentary ruling of 1 May 1711, issue receipts for it, and melt it at once into shillings and sixpences to be paid into the Exchequer.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/508, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00543

21.

Another clerical copy of MINT00543 (Mint 19/2/508).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/541, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00544

22.

Holograph drafts of MINT00543 (Mint 19/2/508).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/526, 535, 562, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00545

23.

Partial and variant holograph draft of MINT00543 (Mint 19/2/508).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/536, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00546

24.

Partial holograph draft of MINT00543 (Mint 19/2/508).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/529, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00547

25.

Order to accept no more plate unless the vendors sign a guarantee that they do not expect to be able to use the receipt as a subscription to the forthcoming public loan.

Author: Treasury

Source: MINT 19/2/543, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00548

[1]

Annual coinage statistics.

[2]

A brief assessment attested by Robert Rayner and examined by John Seacroft. Followed by fragmentary notes on the assessment in Newton's hand.

[3]

On reverse: copies of two memoranda (one in Newton's hand, dated 18 January 1697/8, one clerical, dated 31 December 1697) by Israel Hayes, comptroller of the Exeter Mint, concerning his accounts.

[4] Treasury

[5]

Summary of silver coinage 20 July 1660 to 31 December 1699.

[6]

Another draft at MINT00262 (Mint 19/2/627).

[7]

Formerly, the master coined 62s. from every pound weight of silver brought into the Mint, and paid 60s. to the supplier and 2s. to the Crown. If at the pyx trial a pound weight of coin was not found exactly equal to 62s., any surplus had to be paid by the master to the Crown, and any deficit was restored by the Crown to the master. Since the last Coinage Act this system has been changed and the full 62s. is to be paid to the suppliers: nevertheless, the statute relating to the mutual liability of master and Crown remains in force. Newton queries this anomaly.

On reverse, in another hand: fragment on Norwich coinage.

[8]

List of the Mint's share of Vigo booty.

[9]

Commented on in NC, 7: 433 (no. X.672).

[10] Treasurer

[11] Isaac Newton

[12]

Peyton's note printed in NC 7: 472.

[13]

On reverse: partial holograph draft by Newton about attitudes to the Trinity of early Church Fathers, and two calculations.

[14]

Proposal that Mint receipts should be accepted in lieu of cash as payment of government loans.

[This legislation was passed on 1 May 1711: see MINT00543 (Mint 19/2/508).]

[15]

On reverse of Mint 19/2/547: notes on weights and values of various foreign coins.

[16]

Printed in NC, 5: 126-7 (which erroneously states that there is a further copy at Mint 19/2/539: it is in fact at Mint 19/2/541 (MINT00544)). For the Parliamentary ruling of 1 May, see Journal of the House of Commons, 16 (1803): 623.

[17] Mint

[18]

[Written in response to the Mint's letter of the same day (PRO, T1/133, no. 74, printed in NC, 5: 127-8). See Craig, NATM, 80.]

Printed in NC, 5: 128-9.

© 2020 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL - newtonproject@history.ox.ac.uk

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC