Catalogue Entry: MINT00599

In response to a Treasury order, supplies a summary of all the proposals for licences to coin copper made since the accession of Queen Anne [1702]

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/404-5, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Repeats the advice given in the case of each application that coining should only be undertaken by Mint commissioners answerable to the government, so that the quantity of coinage and quality of coining can be regulated, and the intrinsic value of the coins kept as close as practically possible to their face value.

Another copy in the same hand, dated December 1712, in Mint 1/7.56-8, MINT01135 (printed in NC, 5: 357-61 and in C. Wilson Peck, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, 1558-1958 (London, 1964), 608-10).

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