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Charles R:

Having Resolved for ye Preventing of Culling Clipping Casting + otherwise Counterfeiting of our Current Coynes to make Our Gold + Silver Mony's for the future by way of the Mill + Presse wth Letters or Graynings about the Edges or thicknesse of the Peeices {sic} according to their respective Sizes lesser in Compasse than formerly (for the better takeing ye. Impression of the Stamp's) + more emboss't, And haveing in ordr. there unto Appoynted certain Buildings Horse Mills, Tooles, + Engines to be made + sett up in Our Mint wth.in Our Tower of London; Our Mill + Pleasure is + Wee doe hereby reqr. + Authorize You, when the sd. Buildings Tooles, + Engines shall be ready + fitt for our Service to Coyne or Cause to be Coyned in the said new way, the sd. severall sorts of Silver and Gold Coynes hereafter menconed (that is to say) One Peeice {sic} of Five shillings, A Halfe Crown Peeice {sic}, A shillings + sixpence in Sivler And one Peeice {sic} of Five Pounds, one Peeice {sic} of twenty shillings, And one Peeice {sic} of tenn shillings in Gold wth. our Portraiture + these words Carolus 2dus Dei Gra: on the one side, And the Armes of our Kingdom in Four severall Escutcheons Crowned wth. the Year of our Lord + these Words Mag: Brit: Fra: et Hib: Rex on ye other side according to the Drafts <278v> Presented by Henry Slingesby Esqr. Deputy unto our Master Worker of the Mint, both for Our Gold + Silver Coynes, + approved on by us, together wth. such Mottoes + Inscriptions upon ye Edges or thicknesse of {illeg}|the| Gold and Silver Peeice {sic} as You shall receive direccons therein from Vs by our trusty + Wellbeloved servant Henry Slingesby Esqr. Our further Will + pleasure is And Wee doe hereby reqr + Authorize You to make the twenty shillings peeice {sic} of Gold Coyned by {illeg}|w|ay of the Mill and Presse, Iust twenty shillings in vallue + so the rest of our Gold Coynes accordingly in proporcon after the rate + vallue allow'd by our late Proclamacon for the raiseing of the price of Gold in this our Kingdom And this shall be sufficient Warrt. unto You + everyone of You for so doeing, Given at Whitehall this pr.sent 17th. day of May. 1662

By His Maties. Comand
Edwd. Nicholas

To Our trusty + Wellbeloved Sr. Wm. Parkehurst Knt. Warden Sr. Ralph Freeman Knt. Mr. Worker, Henry Slingesby Esqr. Deputy unto the sd. Mr. Worker, Iames Hoare Esqr. Comptroller + the rest of the officers of our Mint wth.in the Tower of London + unto all Workmen + others employed by them in this Our Service.

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