Catalogue Entry: MINT00611

Report on copper coinage

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/305, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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The master of the Mint has jurisdiction over what gold and silver is acceptable for Mint use: the same must apply to copper. Explains the hammer test for copper and its advantages over other methods of testing. Requests an advance of £200 to repair and equip the Irish Mint for the new issue of copper coin and to make experimental castings.

Printed in NC, 6: 75-6.

[1] Mint Office 12 Mar. 1713.

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