To supply the demand, the General Court passed a law for establishing a coinage of shillings, sixpences, and threepences.
But it was only the mint-master's honest share of the coinage.
Not confining himself to theory, or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in mere abstract speculations, this promising lad commenced usurer on a limited scale at school; putting out at good interest a small capital of slate-pencil and marbles, and gradually extending his operations until they aspired to the copper coinage
of this realm, in which he speculated to considerable advantage.
Why don't you change the basis of your coinage, then?
My pocketbook is stuffed with the old coinage, and it's a stubborn thing.
In place of the usual deer-skin belt, he wore around his body a tarnished silken sash of the most gaudy colours; the buck-horn haft of his knife was profusely decorated with plates of silver; the marten's fur of his cap was of a fineness and shadowing that a queen might covet; the buttons of his rude and soiled blanket-coat were of the glittering coinage
of Mexico; the stock of his rifle was of beautiful mahogany, riveted and banded with the same precious metal, and the trinkets of no less than three worthless watches dangled from different parts of his person.
He accepted the tea, and one piece of the damask, and one of the pieces of gold, which had a fine stamp upon it, of the Japan coinage
, which I found he took for the rarity of it, but would not take any more: and he sent word by my servant that he desired to speak with me.
Many have adopted Nietzsche's mannerisms and word- coinages
, who had nothing in common with him beyond the ideas and "business" they plagiarised; but the superficial observer and a large portion of the public, not knowing of these things,--not knowing perhaps that there are iconoclasts who destroy out of love and are therefore creators, and that there are others who destroy out of resentment and revengefulness and who are therefore revolutionists and anarchists,--are prone to confound the two, to the detriment of the nobler type.
Von Reden's approach considers the role coinage
played in the increasing monetization of the Mediterranean world.
Stephen Deng, Coinage
and State Formation in Early Modern English Literature, Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
British Museum Anglo-Saxon coins I; early Anglo-Saxon gold and Anglo-Saxon and continental silver coinage
of the North Sea area, c.
He sought to improve the poor state of Britain's coinage
, and after several years of effort obtained a contract in 1797 to produce the first British copper coinage
in a quarter century.