The Royal Mint Records for the 1858 Issue


Reviewing the following Royal Mint correspondence we learn that a nominal value of £1000 of coins were minted -- 173,333 of 1/13th of a shilling and 173,333 of 1/26th of a shilling. The total cost of production of the 1858 coinage was £591/2/11.


The Initial Request for 1858 Coinage



The Initial Request for 1858 Coinage (Continued)



Order in Council



Order in Council (Continued)



Order in Council (Continued)



Treasury Letter



Sanctioned Letter continued



Royal Mint's Cost Estimate



Request for Coinage Reduction


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