To the Rt Honble the Lords of the Committee of Councill appointed to consider of his Mats Coronation.

May it please yor Lordps

In obedience to yor Lordps Order that I should lay before yor Lordps an account of the Medalls made upon her late Mats Coronation & of the time requisite to make Medalls upon the present occasion, I most humbly represent that twelve hundred Medalls of silver & t{wo}|hre| hundred of gold were then made by Order of Council & delivered to the Lord Bradford |Treasurer of the Houshold| to be distributed \at the Coronation/; & that 515 medals of gold were made afterwards by Order of the Lds Commrs of the Treasury\her Mats {illeg} order signified by\&/ my Ld Treasurers Warrt,/ /& delivered to their speaker\ for the House of Commons {illeg}|th|en sitting \& delivered to their speaker/ & {30}|40| more \for/ Forreing {sic} m|M|inisters |were delivered to my Ld Iersey whereof those for the Agents & Consuls were single medals & the rest were double one in value|. A pound weight of fine gold was \then/ cut into twenty \single/ medalls & a pound weight of fine silver into twenty & two medalls.

After the form of the Medalls & of his Mats Effigies is setled, it will take up about a \Calendar/ month to make the Puncheons & three or four days more to make the Dyes & coyn the medalls by the Mill & Press. If the Impression is to rise high like that of the late Medals made upon the peace, they must be coyned in a Ring & it will take a week \{or} |or tenn days more to finish the Puncheons &| |c{o}yn 1500|/ more to coyn 1500 medalls of this sort, every two hundred medalls taking up about a day to coyn them in this manner, & the Medalls must be weightier that there may be substance to make the Impression rise high. Sixteen Medalls of this sort will require a pound weight of fine gold & twenty a pound weight of silver. If either of the Puncheons should break (as sometimes happens) a fortnight more will be requisite for repairing the loss. And money should be advanced by my Ld Treasurer for buying Gold & Silver.

All wch is m{ost humbly submitted to} yor Lordps great wisdome

{Is. Newton}

[1] [2]

[1] Mint Office
4 Sept. 1714

[2] King Wm crownd Apr 11. Queen Ann 23d Apr{il}

© 2019 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