The mint colored sundress flared out from its slim waistband as she moved.
Besides the ministry which had come with the regent, Reorgan- the council of state, and the departments of the four ization on ministries of home, finances, war and marine then Portu- existing, there were created in the course of one year a supreme court of justice, a board of patronage and administration of the property of the church and military orders, an inferior court of appeal, the court of exchequer and royal treasury, the royal mint, bank of Brazil, royal printing-office, powder-mills on a large scale, and a supreme military court.
Within the town are situated the smelting-works, the mint, and a Government weapon factory.
The Royal Mint is on Tower Hill.
The Ishmaelites, the financial experts of the day, were the official mint-masters, treasurers and bankers.