Catalogue Entry: MINT00623

Report on copper coinage techniques

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/308, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Refers to and revises an earlier memorandum [possibly MINT00601 (Mint 19/2/352)]. The plan of casting copper directly into coin at the Mint has proved impracticable. Newton now favours inviting tenders to supply copper bars ready-hammered to coin thickness and discusses financial arrangements for this.


[Note on dating: NC tentatively places this document in January 1714 on grounds it is not very easy to follow. Craig more convincingly considers it to be related to and roughly contemporaneous with MINT00625 (Mint 19/2/363).]

Printed in NC, 6: 52-3. See Craig, NATM, 98.

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