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To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of her Majties Treasury

May it please your Lordship

The time for making the Coronation Medals being very short I humbly pray your Lordships speedy Orders concerning them. The silver Medals may be 15dwt better then standard & a pound weight Troy divided into 22 medals The Gold may be 1car 2gr better & a pound weight Troy divided into 20 Medals. If a pound weight Troy of Gold were divided into eighteen Medals they would take the impression better, for the former gold Medals were too thin. The Gold will cost about 4. 6s. per ounce & the silver about 5s. 7d. The Coynage Duty in the opinion of Mr Attorney General being not applicable to this service, other monies will be requisite.

All which is most humbly submitted &c

Isaac Newton

[1]

[1] Mint Office 15 Apr. 1702.

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