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Do you have examples of sovereigns' principal source of funding being collecting seigniorage through coinage issue?

Coinage as I understand it, apart from small denomination coins, was the minting function, whereby the sovereign's Mint would assay, stamp and issue coins from raw material for private citizens.

Sure, there was debasement, such as clipping, which benefited the sovereign, but for the most part sovereigns have tended to pledge their credit in one way or another.

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Jan 6th, 2013 at 06:00:12 PM EST
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