Simply defined, debasement means to reduce the precious metal content of the coin. Debasement can take form by either altering the weight, fineness, or face value of a coin.

We have chosen to lay out our site as follows. Each section breaks down into further detail, walking through specifics to help paint the picture of what actually happened in England, and how the global markets are still affected by debasement today.


Authors: Josh Chawla, Luke Robertson, and Nella Schools