A New History of the Royal Mint

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C. E. Challis
Cambridge University Press, Nov 19, 1992 - Business & Economics - 806 pages
This major study traces the development of English minting from its origins in the seventh-century down to the highly mechanised factory production of the twentieth-century. It brings together the complementary skills of specialists who are already well-known for their distinctive contributions to the history of minting and coinage, and breaks ground by providing prevalent synthesis and analysis not only of numismatic and historical literature but also of primary sources. In each of the five chapters the location of minting, the chronology and size of output, mint personnel and organisation, and the main technology employed are closely described and analysed to reveal precisely what the main challenges to the Mint have been during its long history, and with what effect it has faced up to them. There are two substantial appendices - one on output from 1220 to 1985, the other on Mint contracts from 1279 to 1817 - a select bibliography, and copious illustrations in the form of 80 figures and maps.
 

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Contents

THE ENGLISH AND NORMAN MINTS C 6001158
1
MintSeries and Rulers in Southern England to the Mid
18
Named English Mints of the AngloSaxon and Norman Periods
42
Moneyers
50
Technology
76
FROM REGIONAL TO CENTRAL MINTING 11581464
85
Summary Table of Mint Charges 12781464
134
Edward Is Profits from the Mints of London and Canterbury
138
Output of Gold and Silver Coin Tower Mint 14621544
199
Net Profits accounted for by the Warden of the Tower Mint 14621544
211
Particulars of the Account of William Stafford Warden of
213
Revenues paid to the Crown by the MasterWorker 15031505
215
Sir Martin Bowes 14971566
231
Estimated Output of Debased English Coin 19441551
233
Fine Metal Content of the Pound Sterling 15261551
234
Principal Changes in the Mint Price 15261551
235

s Profit and Loss at London and Canterbury 13221344
146
Mint Output at Calais and London 13631439
151
Gold and Groats from Edward III to Henry VI
164
LORD HASTINGS TO THE GREAT SILVER RECOINAGE
179
The Gold and Silver Trial Plates of 1477
188
Known Output of English Gold and Silver Coin Tower Mint 14621544
191
Tower Mint
193
Tower Mint
194
Principal Changes in Coinage Charges in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries
196
Output at York and Bristol 14691472
197
Known Output of Gold and Silver Coin 15441551
237
Profit Excluding Overheads on Known Output of Silver and Gold Coin 15441551
238
Comparative Profits Excluding Overheads on Known Output of Gold and Silver Coin
239
REFORM THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TOWER HILL
398
LLANTRISANT
607
Mint Output 12201985
673
Mint Contracts 12791817
699
Select Bibliography
759
Index
775
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