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The Mint : A History of the London Mint from A.D. 287 to 1948 - John Craig

The Mint

A History of the London Mint from A.D. 287 to 1948

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Published: 27th October 2011
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For an august and important institution of the realm, whose activities concern every citizen so constantly and continuously, is it not surprising how little every citizen knows of the London Mint in detail? In this 1953 book its story up until the 1950s is told with unimpeachable authority by Sir John Craig, former Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint and Engraver of the King's Seals. Any reader may follow the chronology of the Mint, from the many crude workshops of the early days to the central, nationally recognised organisation with statutory safeguards that it has become. Here they may read of those who influenced the growth and policy of the Mint, watch the development of monetary theory, as well as the changes in technical processes of coin making, and the gradual evolution of statutory control. The whole work is illustrated from the archives of the Mint.

List of illustrations
Table of sovereigns
Introduction
Early mints
Concentration in London
Shaping the tower mint
The return of gold
End of the Middle Ages
Renaissance and debasement
Elizabeth I
Court and commonwealth
Mechanization of the mint
Guineas and coppers
The Great Silver Recoinage
Isaac Newton
The age of deputies
Later eighteenth-century coinage
Under the committee on coin
William Wellesley Pole
Cabinet masters
Two masters of science
Growth of the modern mint
Modern British coinage
Ireland
Other external coinages
Trial of the Pyx
The appendices
Bibliography
Subject index
Index of the persons, with their mint connections
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521170772
ISBN-10: 052117077X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 498
Published: 27th October 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.74