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Master of the Mint was an important office in the governments of Scotland and England, and latterly Great Britain between the 16th and 19th centuries. The Master was the highest officer in the Royal Mint. Until 1699, appointment was usually for life. Its holder occasionally sat in the cabinet. The office was abolished as an independent position in 1870, thereafter being held as a subsidiary office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Masters of the Mint in England, 1572-1869

See also


  1. ^ Challis 1992, p. 259
  2. ^ Succeeded as 3rd Viscount Chetwynd in 1767.
  3. ^ (Succeeded as 3rd Baron Cadogan in 1776.




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