# Covering letter for MINT00159 (I.228-9).

May it please yo^{r} Lord^{p}

I herewith send yo^{r} Lord^{p} a Paper by which of the steps by w^{ch} the Triall of the Pix proceeds, together with an Extract of so much of the Indenture of the Mint as relates to this Triall. And in anything in w^{ch} I can serve yo^{R} Lord^{p} I should be glad \to receive/ yo^{R} Lord^{p|s|} would please to commands, being

My Lord

Yo^{r} Lord^{ps} most humble

& most obedient servant

Is. Newton

<236v>1^{lwt} of ☉ money = 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas \=47.16.9/ = 11 oz fine ☉

1^{lwt} of ☾ money = 3^{li} 2^{s} = 11 oz 2^{dwt} fine ☾ = 11.1^{oz} fine ☾

If a|A| \pound/ weight \Troy/ of standard Gold is cut into 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas w^{ch} at 21^{s} 6^{d} the Guineas amount unto 47^{li} 16^{s} 9^{d}. This is the value of 11 ounces, of fine Gold. Therefore a pound weight of fine gold is worth 52^{li}. 3^{s}. 8$\frac{8}{11}$

A pound weight Troy of standard silver is cut into 62 shillings. This is the value of 11^{oz} 2^{dwt} of fine silver. Therefa|o|re a pound w^{t} of fine silver is worth 3.7.0$\frac{12}{37}$

And 15^{Lwt} of fine silver is worth 50.5.4$\frac{32}{37}$. And a pound weight of \fine/ ☉ is worth more then 15^{lwt} of fine silver by 1^{li}.18^{s}.4^{d}.$\frac{8}{11}$-$\frac{32}{37}$

A pound weight (Troy) of standard silver is cut into 62 shillings. This is value of 11^{oz} 2^{dwt} of fine silver. Therefore the value of 11^{oz} of fine ☾ is worth. 3. 1. 5$\frac{11}{37}$.

And 15 × 11 oz is worth 46.1.7$\frac{17}{37}$. And \11^{oz} ☉ =/ 44$\frac{1}{2}$ Guineas is worth more by 1.15.1$\frac{1}{2}$