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Medals and coins honoring Sir Isaac Newton: Finding Aid
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The Medals and coins honoring Sir Isaac Newton collection contains various medallions, medals and coins, some in plaster replica which chiefly depict Isaac Newton.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English astronomer, mathemetician, theologian and natural philosopher. Newton was appointed Warden of the Royal Mint in 1696, and later became Master of the Mint in 1699, a post which he held until his death in 1727. During his tenure, he oversaw the Great Recoinage of the nation's silver currency.
39 items in 3 boxes.
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