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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 33 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 33 Summary

New Palace Yard, Westminster, Oct. 29, 1714

The gathering of the officials at the trial of the Pyx is to ensure that an airtight case is constructed against Sir Isaac so they can find him guilty of treason by embezzling from the mint. The proceedings begin and the royal goldsmiths are summoned.

Book 8: Chapter 33 Analysis

Showing up Sir Isaac will be beneficial and profitable for many. Sir Isaac has made many enemies because of his vigilant efforts to perfect the coinage the mint produces, making counterfeiting more difficult and reducing the profits of the goldsmith and money shrivers such as Threader. This caused them to retaliate by constructing trial plates of such quality that even Sir Isaac had a hard time minting gold guineas of similar quality.

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