|CRA. PEYTON/ IS. NEWTON
Introduction by W. A Shaw,
OFFRS. MINT. ABT. VALUE OF SPANISH RIALL.
To the Rt Honoble the Earl of Oxford &
Earl Mortimer Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain.
MAY IT PLEASE YOR LORDSP.,—
The Spanish piece of money of two Ryalls sent by yr Lops. Order to the Officers of the Mint to be weighed assayed & valued is in weight 3 dwt. 6 grs., in assay 3½ dwt. worse then standard, & in value ten pence wanting the third part of a farthing. And twelve such pieces are worth 9s. 11 d.
MINT OFFICE, 21 Aug. 1711.
Treasury Papers,vol. cxxxvi. No. 39. In Newton's hand writing.
Html-edition after William A. Shaw's edition in: William A. Shaw, Select Tracts and Documents Illustrative of English Monetary History 1626-1730 (London: Wilsons & Milne, 1896) [reprint: (New York: Augustus Kelley Publishers, 1967)], p.155 — webdesign: Olaf Simons, Sep. 2004.