A View of the Silver Coin and Coinage of England, from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time: Consider'd with Regard to Type, Legend, Sorts, Rarity, Weight, Fineness and Value : with Copper Plates

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T. Snelling, 1762 - Numismatics - 55 pages
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Page x - Tokens made by Tradesmen during the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I. the Farthing Tokens of James I. and Charles I ; those of Towns and Corporations under the Commonwealth and Charles II., and the tin farthings and half-pence of Charles II., James II. and William and Mary.
Page 57 - Silver coin and coinage of Scotland, from Alexander the First to the union of the two kingdoms; ... to which are added four plates of the gold, billon and copper coins of the (ame kingdom.
Page 34 - ... sent by the Treasury to the officers of the mint for their consideration, who suggested that onehalf of the amount coined should be in half-pence, of such a size as that sixty-one pieces should make one pound avoirdupois; that one-fourth should consist of two-penny pieces, and the other fourth of one penny pieces, of a proportional weight to the halfpence. The remedy to be one-forty-fifth part of a pound avoirdupois, and that, not by design, but accident. The coinage to be performed at the same...
Page xv - Snelling informs us that during her reign there were frequent complaints that various tradespeople were 'stamping and issuing tokens of lead, tin, latten, and even of leather, for farthings and halfpence, to the great derogation of the princely honour and dignity, and as great loss to the poor, since they were only to be repaid to the same shop from whence they were first received...
Page 65 - with a Sketch of the Manner of reckoning with them, and its Affinity luith that of the Roman Abacus, the Chinefe Scan Pan, and the Ruffian Shtchota. With Copper-plates. By Thomas Snelling. Folio. 75. 6d.
Page 32 - majesty's coin, there appears but very little; so " that in effect we have none left for common use, " but a little old lean coined money of the late three " former princes. And what supply is preparing for " it, my lords ? I hear of none, unless it be of copper " farthings, and this is the metal that is to vindicate, " according to the inscription on it, the dominion of
Page 50 - Whereas, according to a late decree, there is provided and put in the chamberlain's hands the value of xxxij [pounds understood] or thereabouts in farthings and halfpence.
Page vi - ... and whoever did, might bring it to his exchange, and receive there the value at which it had been made current, an half-penny only being deducted, probably for the coinage.
Page 33 - ... is the elephant, we apprehend was struck from the same die, which is still remaining in the Tower, and appears to be the work of Rotiers ; on the other side, instead of GOD PRESERVE CAROLINA AND THE LORDS PROPRIETORS 1694, as upon this ; there is upon that, round the city arms, GOD PRESERVE LONDON ; we have heard two or three opinions concerning the intent of uttering this piece, as that it was for the London Workhouse ; also that its inscription alludes to the plague, and was struck whilst it...
Page x - Carats, and three grains and a half of fine gold, and half a grain of allay of copper or filver.

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