§ MR. COGHILL (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is true, as stated by the Staffordshire Evening Post, that—The reforms so persistently advocated in some quarters of stamping the value of all coins upon them has not been adopted in the new designs which the Coinage Committee have recommended for adoption";if so, what are the coins on which it is proposed to omit any expression of value?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
I do not think it would be quite fair to disclose the recommendation of the Coinage Committee on one point before the Report generally is ready for publication. That Report is in an advanced state, and very soon it will be possible to lay it on the Table. So far as I am acquainted with the views of the Committee on the question of indicating the value on coins, I feel sure they will commend themselves to practical persons of banking experience. There are three bankers on the Committee, who no doubt will give the fullest attention to the question of having the value indicated on coins where confusion is likely to occur.