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An Account of the Gold & Silver coyned at his Maty's Mint in the Tower of London from Lady day 1713 to Lady day 1715, & of the Gold & Silver remaining in the Tower in order for coynage at Lady day 1715, & the Denominations & species in wch the said Gold & Silver were brought into the Tower.

From Lady {illeg}|d|ay 1713 to Lady day 1715 there were coyned 44179 pounds weight Troy of standard Gold, & 3899Lwt of standard silver. This Gold at 4412 Guineas to the poun{illeg}|d| weight & 1li 1s 6d to the Guinea amounted in tale to 2113412li. 18s. 3d. And the silver at 3li 2s per Lwt to 12086li. 18s. 00d.

At Lady day 1715, there remained in the Tower to be coyned 6465\6464. 11. 2. 5/ Lwt of standard Gold & |278.| \4. 11/ Lwt of standard silver. And this Gold at the rate abovementioned will make in tale {illeg}6|309265|, {illeg}. {illeg}\17. 7/ & the silver will make {illeg}|862|li. 1{illeg}|9|s. 0{illeg}|6|d.

The Gold above mentioned came to the Mint partly in the form of Portugal Barrs & partly in the form of Barrs or Ingots melted by the Goldsmiths in London. We account these Ingots to have been melted {illeg}|o|ut of forreign moneys\out of forreign moneys/ \(hose of France, Portugal, Holland, Germany &c)/, & sometimes out of Gold dust, or out of Iamaica Gold tuffened{sic} or refined. But in or books we enter nothing more then the weight & as{illeg}|sa|y of every Barr or Ingot with the name of the Importer.

|All| The silver above mentioned has been extracted out of English Lead by \a Corporation of Smelters/ |mr Wright| & Partners, & co|a|mes to us in the form of Ingots of fine silver, & under the denomination of English & Welsh Silver is stamped on the r|R|everse of the moneys with a proper mark to distinguish it from other silver moneys made of forreign silver.

R. S.

I. N.

M. B.

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[2]

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A pound weight of fine Gold {illeg}|is| worth 15 pound weight of fine silver in France |&| 14431351/15571{illeg}|73||7| = 1447 {illeg}\ pound weight of fine silver in E|n|gland according to law

And a Guinea is worth in France only 1li. 0s. 812.

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All the Gold & Silver above mentioned came to ye Mint in the form of barrs & Ingots, s{illeg}|o|me of wch are were Portugal barrs & others were melted in London \London Barrs melted by the Goldsmiths in London/ out of various sorts of forreign gold moneys \&/ gold dust & coarse Iamaica gold \brought to them by the {illeg}|M|erchants/ the various denot|m|inations & species of wch \{illeg}/ are not entred in or bo{k}|o|ks. And all the siver {sic} above mentioned was extracted out of English Le{illeg}|a|d.

All the silver above mentioned was extracted out of English Lead, & all the Gold came to the Mint in the form of b|B|arrs or Ingots, some of which were Portugal b|B|arrs & others were b|B|arrs melted by the Goldsmiths in London out of various sorts of forreign gold moneys, gold dust & coarse Iamaica gold, the various denominations & species of wch are not entred in our books.

& all the gold came to ye Mint in ye forme of Barrs of Ingots great part whereof were\{illeg}|{B}|y their shape we do conceive to have been imported/ \from/ Portugal Barrs \in Barrs Ingots Barrs/ & the Rest were Barrs melted by ye Goldsmiths in London out of var|i|ous sorts of Forreign Gold moneys chiefly french & Portugese.

All the si{illeg}|lv|er above mentioned was extracted out of Le English lea{illeg}|d| & all the gold came to ye Mint in the form of Barrs or Ingots the several denomination or species of wch are now|t| entred in or books. But \by the shape & assay of the Barrs/ we conceive great part thereof to have been imported from Portugal by the shape & fineness of the\in Barrs/ & the rest to have been \Barrs/ melted \into barrs/ by the Goldsmiths in London {illeg} chiefly out of French out of\from/ various sorts of forreign moneys\gold &/ &|c|hie{illeg}|fl|y \from the moneys of/ Fre|a|nch|h| & Portugal moneys. before it came to the Tower

[1] (those of \France/ Portugal, Spain, France, Holland, Germany \Spain/ /&c\ chiefly those of France)

[2] 6465|4|. 11. 2. 5

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