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An Account of the moneys coyned anually in the Tower, vizt

Anno In Gold In Silver
lisd lisd
1696 149024.12.3 2,511853.03.6
1697 129479.12.7 2,192196.00.0
1698 506858.19.9 326628.08.0
1699 151979.14.9 060443.16.0
1700 129227.18.4 014898.02.4
1701 1279283.05.0 116178.14.0
1702 174225.03.6 000354.19.0
1703 001634.09.0 002225.16.0
1704 000000.00.0 012421.14.0
1705 004975.02.0 001331.18.0
1706 025688.14.9 002889.04.0
1707 029074.02.3 003639.00.0
1708 048315.17.6 011628.02.0
1709 118062.19.0 078811.06.0
1710 177764.03.0 076780.14.0
1711 446036.17.0 002532.16.0
1712 136576.01.3 005502.10.0
1713 628441.04.9 007232.06.0
1714 1,412450.00.6 004854.12.0

These yeares are from Christmas to Christmass, & the Guineas are recconed at 1li. 1s. 6d a piece.

The silver coyned in the years 1696, 1697 & 1698 was out of the English hammered moneys & wrought plate. That coyned in the years 1699 & 1700 was chiefly out of hammered moneys which came slowly from the country after the heat of the recoinage was at an end. That coyned in the year 1701 was (I think) chiefly out of forreign moneys & bullion brought in by the Peace & by the remains of the Spanish Trade. And the very small remains of that trade might bring in most of that coyned in 1704. And that coyned in the ten following years, has been from English lead & sometimes from wrought plate brought to the Mint upon premiums granted by Act of Parliament.

The Gold coyned in 1701 & part of 1702 was out of Lewidors which by our valuing them at 17s 6d a piece came into England in great plenty in the preceding years untill by King William's Proclamation they were lowered to 17s a piece & thereupon were brought into the Mint. That coyned in the ten following years came from Portugal & some of it from Iamaica. And a great part of that coyned in the two years ending at Christmas last, came from France.

Apll. 6. 1715.

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