After nearly 30 years of academic life at Cambridge, Newton became Warden of the Royal Mint.
He was soon in charge of the colossal task of re-casting all of England's currency - almost seven million pounds - and took a hands-on approach to the interrogation of suspected counterfeiters held in Newgate prison.
Newton is made Warden of the Royal Mint and tasked with re-casting all England's currency.
The foundation of the Bank of England and the first bank notes provide a new business opportunity for arch-counterfeiter William Chaloner.
The advent of the Bank of England provides a new business opportunity for William Chaloner
Newly released from Newgate prison, William Chaloner advises Parliament on corruption at the heart of the Royal Mint.
The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser, the self-appointed counterfeiting expert William Chaloner.
The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser.
Chaloner faces trial at the Old Bailey and the threat of the gallows at Tyburn.