To his Grace the Duke of Shrewsbury Lord High Treasurer of great Britain

May it please your Grace

Fifty Medalls of Gold made upon the late peace cost 168li & at the same rate 300 Medalls now ordered upon his Majestys coronation will cost 1008li.
There were no medalls of silver made upon the Peace for her Majestys use but the twelve hundred made at her Majestys Coronation took up 634 ounces & a quarter of fine silver which was after the rate of almost eleven penny weight to each medall & if there be now allowed eleven penny weight to each medall that the impression may rise high the silver & refining at 5s 8d per ounce will amount unto 187li & workmanship at 6d per Medall to 30li. In all the charge of the silver Medalls will amount unto 217li which being added to the charge of the Gold Medalls makes the whole charge 1225li besides the charge of receiving the money which may amount to about five pounds more. I humbly pray your Grace that this money may be imprest to me out of any branch of the civill list for buying the gold & silver & paying for the coynage.

All which &c.

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