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    Series 84: Papers concerning coinage and the Royal Mint, 1787-1813
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    36 items of textual material
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    Sir Joseph Banks was sworn to His Majesty's Privy Council on 29March 1797 and appointed to the Coin Committee to examine themeans of procuring a supply of copper coinage.

    His other activities on the Coin Committee included the productionof quantities of new copper coin in the Birmingham factory ofMatthew Boulton in 1797; inducing Boulton to move his machineryto the Royal Mint in 1804; establishing the new Royal Mint onTower Hill in London in 1810; and considering recoining the currency,and the efficacy of converting to decimal currency.
  • General note

    The documents in this series were previously located at ML A80-2.They were purchased in 1884 from Lord Brabourne by Sir Saul Samuel,the Agent-General for New South Wales, and transferred to theMitchell Library in 1910. They were part of the accession whichbecame known as the Brabourne collection.
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