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The System of the World - Book 6: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 11 Summary

Sir Isaac Newton's house, St. Martin Street, London

Daniel visits Sir Isaac and tells him about his encounter with a man who was testing the authenticity of a guinea by biting the gold coin. Daniel and Sir Isaac then discuss coinage, the English mint, calculus and the English economy. During the course of conversation, Sir Isaac tells Daniel about his nemesis, Jack the coinier and his ill-gotten gains. Sir Isaac then asks Daniel to help him find the counterfeiter.

Book 6: Chapter 11 Analysis

As Daniel and Sir Isaac discuss the mint, coinage and Threader, the biter of the gold guinea, Daniel thinks about counterfeiting. Daniel questions why Threader doubted the guinea's quality and if Sir Isaac has any association with Threader. Daniel also ponders the ramifications this act could have on the English economy. When Sir Isaac mentions Jack, the coiner, many doubts flourish and Daniel...

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