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  MINT (COIN MANUFACTURER) - LoveToKnow Article on MINT (COIN MANUFACTURER)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This plant is supposed to be the mint of Scripture, as it is extensively cultivated in the East; it was one of the bitter herbs with which the paschal lamb was eaten.
In 1718 Sir Isaac Newton was made master of the Mint, and in that capacity as contractor for the coinage he amassed a considerable fortune.8 As the work of the Mint became more extensive and more complicated other officers were added and their duties were varied from time to time.
The office of master of the Mint is held by the chancellor of the exchequer for the time being, without salary, but the actual administrative work of the department is entrusted to the deputy master and comptroller.
74.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MI/MINT_COIN_MANUFACTURER_.htm   (8466 words)

 Mint (coin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The origins of the Philadelphia Mint, which began operations in 1792 and first produced circulating coinage in 1793, are most often related within the political context of the time.
In more modern mints, coin dies are manufactured in large numbers and planchets are made into coins by the billions.
Roman mints were spread far and wide across the empire, and used extensively for propaganda purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mint_(coin)   (370 words)

 Victorian London - Finance - The Royal Mint
Within the Mint is a collection of early matrices for coins, which the coin-collector should exert his interest to see.
The present Mint Board was established in 1815; the old office of warden was abolished in 1817.
Until recently the Royal Mint was the only place whence gold coinage was issued having currency in the United Kingdom and its colonies, but of late years mints have been established in Sydney and in Melbourne whence by every mail arrives a large influx of colonial gold coin.
www.victorianlondon.org /finance/royalmint.htm   (812 words)

 Isaac Newton's later life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1697 Newton was appointed to the mastership of the mint, a post worth between £1200 and £1500 per annum.
In 1708 Newton's consent was obtained, but it was not till the spring of 1709 that he was prevailed upon to entrust the superintendence of it to a young mathematician of great promise, Roger Cotes, fellow of Trinity College, who bad been recently appointed the first Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy.
Newton received the problem at about 17:00 as he was returning from the mint, and though he was fatigued from work, he solved it later the same evening.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isaac_Newton/Later_life_--_the_Mint_and_the_Royal_Society   (3191 words)

 Royal Canadian Mint - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Mint designs and manufactures: collector coins; gold, silver and platinum bullion coins; customized medals, tokens and trade dollars; and watches and jewellery featuring coin designs.
The President and Master of the Mint is the senior executive officer of the organization, reporting to a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Public Works and Government Service.
Among the Mint's technical innovations was the world's first coloured circulation coin, the 2004 Remembrance Day 25-cent piece, with a red poppy on the reverse.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Royal_Canadian_Mint   (140 words)

 Station Information - Master of the Mint
Master of the Mint was an important office in the British government between the 16th and 19th centuries.
The Master was the highest officer in the royal mint.
The office was abolished as an independent position in 1870, thereafter being held as a subsidiary office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/master_of_the_mint.html   (68 words)

 Master of the Mint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Norwegian Mint The official worldwide representative of the Swedish Royal Mint, the Royal Danish Mint and the Central Bank of Iceland.
Mint - Betala med mobiltelefonen Mint erbjuder en tjänst som gör att du kan handla med din vanliga mobiltelefon.
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www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Master_of_the_Mint.html   (542 words)

 YNA Articles - Isaac Newton Master of Science - Master of the Mint
That day, all the employees of the Mint were invited to a party, however when they arrived, their right hands were cut off and they were castrated.
As Master of the Mint he was paid a six hundred pounds a year.
Although Newton was very talented as Master of the Mint, he could never pass up the chance to be in charge of one of the most prestigious societies in the world.
www.ynaclub.org /articles/article.php?ID=02   (797 words)

 Year 2000 British Coin Specifications
By the reign of Elizabeth I the Tower Mint was the only mint regularly in operation in England, and its success in replacing the debased money of Henry VIII and restoring the coinage to its rightful value is regarded as one of the major achievements of her reign.
Minting techniques continue to evolve and the new millennium will no doubt witness changes that are currently in the realm of science fiction.
Trained engravers perfect the master tools used to produce dies for the coining presses, removing the tiniest of blemishes and sharpening details so that the designs are reproduced with the utmost clarity.
www.24carat.co.uk /coinspecs2000.html   (1124 words)

 Master Of The Mint - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Biographical dictionary of medallists: Coin-, gem-, and seal-engravers, mint masters, &c., ancient and modern with references to their works, B.C. Biographical dictionary of medallists: coin, gem, and seal-engravers, mint-masters, &c., ancient and modern,: With references to their works, B.C. bibliography & reference series, 319)
The diaries of John Hull,: Mint-master and treasurer of the colony of Massachusetts Bay
Master of the mint, or, All's fair in love and politics: A comedy of old times in Washington
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /master_of_the_mint.htm   (97 words)

 Al-Dawhat al-Mushtabakat Fi Dawabit Dar al-Sikka ...
These witnesses are hired by the master of the mint and are paid for their duties in equal parts to the master because of the seriousness of their position.
The master weights should have a stamp on them that distinguish them from the others and the mint master should never relinquish possession of these master weights nor of his personal weights, which he uses on a daily basis.
The mint master should also examine the dinars and the dirhams after they are struck to make sure that the dies were well aligned with no borkadge, and that they were not too hardly struck so that the flan is week, or the obverse shadows on the reverse.
www.islamiccoinsgroup.50g.com /assikka31/Dawabit.htm   (7505 words)

 Trial of the Pyx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Master of the Mint, who was responsible for the quality of the coins, was allowed a margin of error, called the "remedy," which was set according to the manufacturing tolerances of the time.
The British government had a vested interest in the coins not weighing too much, but the Master of the Mint had an incentive to make them weigh less than the standard, because he was allowed to keep the shortfall himself (as long as he was not caught by the Trial of the Pyx).
If the Master of the Mint is honest and manufactures guineas that weigh exactly 128 grains on average, with a SD of 1 grain, what is the chance that he will survive the Trial of the Pyx?
www.stat.ucla.edu /cases/pix   (393 words)

 Royal Canadian Mint Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(3) The shares of the Mint are not transferable and when issued to the Minister in accordance with this Act shall be registered in the books of the Mint in the name of the Minister and held by the Minister in trust for Her Majesty in right of Canada.
The Mint is for all its purposes an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada.
(2) The Mint shall comply with such instructions as the Minister of Finance may give respecting the storage of coins of the currency of Canada or the preparation and movement of shipments of such coins to or from the Mint.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/R-9/text.html   (2167 words)

 British Historical Medals #870
In 1832 Lord Auckland, the then Master of the Mint, remonstrated with Pistrucci over the delay in producing the medal and Pistrucci requested an assurance that if he completed the medal his connections with the Mint would not be terminated.
In 1849, the Master of the Mint was able to report that the dies were complete, but by this time each of the four allied sovereigns depicted on the obverse (and no doubt many of the other intended recipients of the medal) were dead.
The wax model for the medal is in the Mint Museum in Rome and the dies are in the Royal Mint Museum, London.
www.napoleonicmedals.org /coins/bhm-870.htm   (1016 words)

 Mints (European): report of the Deputy Master of the Mint on European Mints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mints (European): report of the Deputy Master of the Mint on European Mints
The Report examines European Mints in great detail to see whether any of the working practices and methods used there should be adopted by the British Mint.
The accommodation of the British Mint could be improved and placed in a building built for the purpose in terms of size of rooms, ventilation etc. Recommend discontinuing using iron pots for silver melting and adopt those made of plumbago.
www.bopcris.ac.uk /bop1833/ref932.html   (163 words)

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If the total weight of the coins in the sample was outside the allowable tolerances of the time, the Master of the Mint, who was responsible for the quality of the coins, was exposed to serious penalties.
In the 12th century, apparently, the mint masters were punished by having their right hands cut off.
a) Suppose the Master of the Mint in 1799 was honest and was manufacturing gold coins which weighed 128 grains on average with a standard deviation of 1 grain.
pages.stern.nyu.edu /~rdeo/f97/classnotes/hw5.doc   (1093 words)

 Hva betyr ordene og begrepene?
In times of crisis emergency issue is common, coins minted in substitute metal giving them a metal value far below their nominal value, or coins minted without the usual care, resulting in rather primitive coins.
In 1727, the Norwegian Mint-master Henrik Christofer Meyer was sentenced to death for having minted debased coins.
In the Middle Ages the sterling was minted as a silver coin with 925/1000 fineness (giving rise to the term sterling silver).
www.dokpro.uio.no /umk_eng/fagord/fagord.html   (2215 words)

 MINT Knowledge Master   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MINT Knowledge Master provides a powerful and rapid application environment, allowing complex business solutions to be built without writing traditional software code.
Included with MINT Knowledge Master is a library of pre- built process and data models, such as those for settlement of an equity trade.
MINT Knowledge Master is built using Java, facilitating ease and consistency of deployment in heterogeneous IT environments.
www.sungard.com /products_and_services/sbi/mint_knowledge_master/default.htm   (448 words)

 CanadianMoose.com: The Royal Canadian Canada Mint - Maple Leaf Leafs Leaves Gold Silver coins, watches, numismatics, ...
Today's modern Mint, with its unsurpassed standards of craftsmanship in minting circulation and commemorative collector coins and its reputation as a premier refinery of gold, is known and respected around the globe.
Following demands for a Canadian Mint as early as 1880, the new Mint's location on Sussex Drive in Ottawa was purchased from a private land owner for CDN$21,000.00 and construction began in 1905.
Arthur H.W. Cleave, having served at the Royal Mint in London, was appointed Superintendent of the Canadian branch of the Royal Mint.
www.canadianmoose.com /rcmint/index.htm   (684 words)

 LAHORE: Fresh inquiry into Rs26m bungling -DAWN - Local; 19 May, 2004
Surprisingly, the ministry has also sought to assign the job to a deputy director level officer of the FIA despite the fact that the first inquiry was conducted by the agency's director, deputy director and assistant director.
The inquiry team held the Pakistan Mint master, works manager and the deputy secretary responsible for causing a loss of over Rs26 million to the public exchequer in connivance with a local supplier company.
The mint master rejected the lowest bid in order to facilitate the supplier company, which had nothing to do with the metal business, get the contract at higher rates after taking Rs5.5 million, the report said.
www.dawn.com /2004/05/19/local17.htm   (564 words)

 UK National Audit Office press notice - Royal Mint Trading Fund: 2001-02 Accounts
Earlier this year, the Deputy Master of the Mint was alerted to allegations that the Mint had been involved in the making of improper payments.
The 'Deputy Master of the Mint', Gerald Sheehan, is the equivalent of the Chief Executive and is accountable to Parliament for its operations.
As a Trading Fund, the Royal Mint operates on commercial lines, receives no public subsidy and is required by Ministers to break even, taking one year with another.The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) intends to take evidence on Sir John's report at its meeting on 23 October 2002.
www.nao.org.uk /pn/01-02/01021181.htm   (593 words)

 Mint Coin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the close of the ceremony, employees of the Denver Mint produced the first American Buffalo Commemorative Coin struck from 26.73 grams of 90-percent pure...
MINT UNVEILS THE NEW CIRCULATION COIN CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE VETERAN Officer Cadet Ben Lawson and Howard Sayeau a WW11 Veteran unveiled the new 25-cent...
It costs the US Mint much less than 25 cents to make a quarter, and the difference in production cost and face value (called seigniorage) helps fund the minting body (in the case of the United States, the Department of the Treasury).
mint-coin.wikiverse.org   (463 words)

 AIM25: Senate House Library, University of London: Royal Mint papers and tables, 1740-1748
Minting in England was reorganised by King Edward I to facilitate a general recoinage in 1279.
This established a unified system which was run from the Royal Mint in London by the Master and Warden of the Mint.
There remained smaller mints in Canterbury and elsewhere until 1553, when English minting was concentrated into a single establishment in London.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/14/3170.htm   (334 words)

 Royal Canadian Mint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada 's circulation coins and manufactures circulation coins on behalf other nations.
For both international and domestic clients the Mint designs manufactures: collector coins; gold silver and platinum bullion coins; customized medals tokens and trade dollars; and exquisite watches featuring exceptional coin designs and the 9999 watches collection of fine jewellery featuring exceptional coin designs.
The President and Master of the Mint is the senior executive officer of the organization reporting to a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Public and Government Service.
www.freeglossary.com /Royal_Canadian_Mint   (227 words)

 Augusta Georgia: Opinions:Mint commemorative Master coin 04/13/02
The Masters is an international, as well as a national, major sporting event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the world annually to our community.
The U.S. Mint is renowned for producing high-quality coins that are in great demand by collectors and novices alike.
Per the U.S. Mint customer service office, coins are minted through the demands of Congress, thus we need to get all members of Congress, and especially those from Georgia and South Carolina, to push for this coin.
www.augustachronicle.com /stories/041302/opi_046-1684.shtml   (293 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton, Warden, then Master of the Royal Mint, Mint-Office Reports (London, 1701-1725) : Coins, Currency, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1699 he succeeded as Master of the Mint, and held the post until his death in 1727.
But the portion containing his official papers, mint documents and correspondence, etc., are still preserved in the library of the Earl of Portsmouth, Hurstbourne Park, Hampshire.
All merely administrative papers-such as relate to appointments of officers under Newton at the mint, or to the conduct of the Scotch mint, or to the management of the tin revenues of the Crown, on all which subjects numerous papers exist among the Treasury Board Papers — are here omitted.
www.pierre-marteau.com /currency/ed/newton-intro.html   (836 words)

 THE IRANIAN: History, Amin al-Zarb and the Iranian mint, Shireen Mahdavi
The provincial Mints were farmed out by the governor to the highest bidder, and the Mint farmers were at liberty to mint coins of gold, silver and copper.
It is especially to be remarked that every province (there are thirteen of them) is privileged with a mint of its own; and as each mint master invariably has to pay for his place to get back his money, and profit by speculation into the bargain, is of course his chief object.
The truth, however, appears to be that the Mint authorities find that it suits their purpose better to continue their present system of issuing an uncertain coinage whereby they are said to make large profits.
www.iranian.com /History/2000/September/Mint/index.html   (2648 words)

 london history, tower hamlets, east end history, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, Tower of London, Isaac Newton, Crown Jewels
Coins had been minted in the City since 825 and a dedicated building was constructed between the inner and outer walls of the Tower of London in 1300.
The mint was now a much more sophisticated operation, with artist-engravers working on sophisticated likenesses of the sovereign of the day, a far cry from the crude drawings on the medieval coins.
When the mint was born, the entire exchequer of Britain was worth around £20,000.
www.eastlondonhistory.com /mint.htm   (827 words)

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