Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 October 2020), October 1690, trial of Edward Stephens (t16901015-5).

Edward Stephens, Royal Offences > coining offences, 15th October 1690.

Edward Stephens was likewise indicted upon the same Account, viz. for Making and Counterfeiting of 20 Pieces of K. James L's Shillings, and 20 pieces of King Charles I's half Crowns , which the same Evidences swore, That he struck the Stamp, with a great Hammer, to make an Impression, and that he saw him do it 3 or 4 times. The Prisoner denyed the Matter of Fact; And no Evidence was produced that saw him coyne only struck the Stamp, which another Person might easily have done, so he was Acquitted .