MILITARY CHESTS OF THE COLONIES

The King’s Assay Master’s Report, with Tables, shewing the Weights and Fineness of the silver Coins of South America. [With:] Commissariat Department Circular, No. 181.

[London, 1834].

Two works, folio, pp. 8, and pp. 3, [1]; final leaf of Report in red and blank; Circular in civilité type; very good copies, loose as issued.

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The King’s Assay Master’s Report, with Tables, shewing the Weights and Fineness of the silver Coins of South America. [With:] Commissariat Department Circular, No. 181.

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Three tables of coinage weights and fineness for Mexico, Central America, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Rio Plata and Columbia, drawn up by Robert and Henry Bingley of the Assay Office ‘to enable Government to form a correct estimate of the value of South American Dollars, as a supply for the military chests of the Colonies, which have hitherto been supplied by the old Spanish Dollar’; with an official Circular advising that the new dollars ‘are rather better in weight and fineness’ than the old Spanish coins.

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