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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. From Ralph Holinshead 'Chronicles of England, Scotlande and Irelande' 1577. Debasement of coinage by clipping was a problem until the introduction of coins with milled (patterned) edges in late 17th/ early 18th century. Woodcut .

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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.  From Ralph Holinshead 'Chronicles of England, Scotlande and Irelande' 1577. Debasement of coinage by clipping was a problem until the introduction of coins with milled (patterned) edges in late 17th/ early 18th century. Woodcut .