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Coiners at work: Interior of a mint showing coins being stamped out and weighed to see they contain correct amount of metal, 1577. Debasement of coinage by clipping was a problem until the introduction of coins with milled (patterned) edges in late 17th / early 18th century. From Ralph Holinshead Chronicles of England, Scotlande and Irelande, 1577. Artist: Ralph Holinshead.
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