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Unformatted text preview: Newton became famous knighted- visited by Peter the Great of Russia made Master of the Mint (was an active Master of mint** see next page) 1703 (when Hook died) President of Royal Society dominated intelectual landscape till he died at 84 experimented with alcemy speculation about heavy metal (e.g. Hg) poisioning (mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland) VIGO Bay-1702 English captured part of Spanish treasure fleet -The silver and ~7lbs of gold were brought back to England-They were received with great ceremony by the then master of the mint, Sir Isaac Newton in person.-The 1703/03 gold and silver coins from this lot were stamped with VIGO....
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- Spring '11