Catalogue Entry: MINT00651

Royal warrant to Newton to buy and coin copper in quantities fixed by the Treasury

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/425, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

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Gives details of design, tests to be performed before and after issue, and the master's allowance of 3 1/4 d. per pound weight coined to cover waste and incidental expenses.

Official copy of the warrant (with the higher poundage of 3 1/2 d.), dated 13 September 1717, in PRO, AO1/1635, p. 281 (printed in CTB, 31, part 3 (1717): 575-7, and calendared in Challis, History, 750). Extracts from this version printed in NC, 6: 412-14.

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