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Whitehall Treasury Chambers 27th. Febry. 1712

Present

Lord Treasurer              Mr. Chancellour

Mr. Peyton says halfe the Silver brought to the Mint to be coined is New Bullion, and they suspect it to be money melted

The Officers of the Mint say they have met with New money clipt and edged againe

Sir Isaac Newton saies 6d Baggs are too light about 14 or 15 Ounces The 1sh. Bags about 7oz. & 12, The Crownes and halfe Crownes about 4oz in every 100l. by wearing and unlawfull diminishing together

My Lord Orders, that the reasonable wearing only of the 6ds. 1shs. & Halfe Crownes seperately be adjusted, and a Medium taken from thence for the Ordinary wear of a Bagg in which those pieces are promiscuously put

The Officers of the Mint are to consider how to prevent the Counterfeiting of the Copper Halfe pence & Farthings.

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27th Febry. 1712

Minute about the diminution of the Silver money, & Counterfeiting Copper Farthings & halfe pence

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