Catalogue Entry: MINT00625

Reply to a Treasury enquiry about copper coinage techniques

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/363, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Recommends coining copper from hammered bars. Details of assay procedure, checks for consistency of weight and provisions for the pyx trial. Recommends Thomas Eyres as supplier and encloses copies of his and the moneyers' terms. The Mint buildings where the coining will be done are in need of repair.

Printed in NC, 6: 190-2. Copy in PRO, T29/22, pp. 26-8 (dated 15 November 1714 and reproduced in CTB, 29, part 2 (1714-15): 28-9).

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