The Royal Mint Records for the 1861 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 1844 coinage was £591/2/11.


The Initial Request for 1861 Coinage



The Initial Request for 1861 Coinage (Continued)



Royal Mint's Request the Heaton Mint for Copper Blanks



Heaton's Response



Heaton's Response (Continued)



Royal Mint's Request for Authorization to Purchase Copper



Statement for Coinage Cost of the 1861 Issue



Statement for Coinage Cost of the 1861 Issue (Continued)



Final Payment for Coinage Cost


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