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That good graving is the best security of the money & is best acquired by graving of Medals

That the Gravers being under the direction of\the servants {to} ye Mr/ ye Master & Worker for coyning the money we {are} a Warrant be directed to him empowering him to give leave to the Gravers to make & sell such Medals of gold fine gold or fine silver as do not relate to state affairs.

And also \to make/ such medals of fine gold or fine silver with \plane/ historical inscriptions in memory of great actions, as do not shall be approved by the Warden Master & Comptroller & to sell them at such a price as shall be approved by allowed by them

And also to make such medals as shall be desired by the Lord H. Tr. or Commrs of ye Tr. for the time being, for rewarding persons for services done in the Treasury & by by {sic} the Ld H. Adm. or Commrs {illeg}|of| the Admty for rewarding persons for services done at sea & by ye Ld H. {Chamb.} for the service of his Office.

According to yor Lordps Order of Reference signified of         we have considered the Petition {illeg}|o|f ye Gravers of the Mint \hereunto annexed/ & are humbly of opinion that good graving is the best security of the coin & is best acquired by graving of Medals \& that without exercise in such graving the|e|y \Gravers/ may in time lose the skill wch they have {hereunto}\{already}/ acquired/. And considering that it is ye Master & Workers duty to coyn the money well & that ye Gravers of the Mint are his servants for that purpose: we are \therefore/ humbly of opinion {illeg}|t|hat a Warrant be directed to him \the Master & Worker/ {to} empowering him to give leave \to the \said/ Gravers or any of them/ to make & sell such Medals of fine gold or fine silver as do{e} not relate to state affairs & upon \the {remit} of/ such Medals as are intended\made/ for \her Majesties service for/ rewarding \any person or persons by/ her Majestie|y|s subjects for their good services, to inscribe the words DONVM REGINÆ wth the Da{illeg}|t|e. And we are further of opinion that in the same Warrant the \said/ Master & worker be required impowered to direc direct & require the said Gravers to {illeg} & any\every/ of them to make such \other/ Medals \of fine gold fine silver & good copper/ wth plain historical designes & inscriptions in memory of great actions as shall be approved by the Warden Master & Comptroller of ye said Mint or by any other persons skilful in medals as\whom/ yor Lordp shall \please to/ appoint & to make Dyes {&} \also such \{other}/ Medals &|a|s her Majty or any other person or persons impowered by her shall direct him the Master to make \or cause to be made/ & also to ma{illeg}|k|e such/ Puncheons & Dyes & other instruments requisite for co{illeg}|i|ning the same & to work in such tasks for making the same as he \the said Master/ shall appoint, & to sell \make sell/ the said Medals \of such sizes he shall direct & to sell the same/ at such prizes as he the said Master Warden Master & comptroller or any two of them whereof the M said Master to be {one} shall {th} allow, \for the workmanship besides/ ever & allow the value of the metal\shall judge reasonable/

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