Isaac Newton and the counterfeiters

  title={Isaac Newton and the counterfeiters},
  author={John H.S. Craig},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={136 - 145}
  • J. Craig
  • Published 1 December 1963
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Dr Isaac Newton, who retained his Cambridge appointments, probably entered on the Wardenship of the Mint between 13 April 1696, the date of his warrant of appointment, and 2 May when he took the oath of secrecy. A memorandum (1) by Thomas Fowle, one of the clerks, showed him that Montague’s ‘not much bus’ness to require more attendance than you can spare’ (2) exaggerated the burden. The three principal officers of the Mint had each his peculiar province, though formal concurrences of colleagues… 

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