Ancient Trial Plates : a Description of the Ancient Gold and Silver Trail Plates Deposited in the Pyx Stronghold of the Royal Mint

London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. Slight musty smell to book. Sticker on pastedown. 104 p. w/ b&w illus., endnotes. A look at the Royal mint trial plates (a piece of metal used as a standard in the assaying of coins to determine a coin's accuracy and fineness) from 1477 to 1873. An unusual topic. Very good / good. Item #18906

Price: $55.00

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