50. Outlaw Money

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: “Villagers are being starved, the outlaws quickly take the hint; and making money’s not so hard, when Robin has the mint!”
SUMMARY: Henry (Sid James), Master of the Nottingham Mint, falls foul of the Sheriff's men when they catch him with Robin, The Sheriff takes this opportunity to bring in his own Minter (Leonard Sachs), Henry mints pure silver dinars for the starving villagers of Lottham at Robin's camp, when they try to spend them at the market, they are denounced as counterfeit and Friar Tuck is arrested and put on trial for forgery, Henry must prove that the Sheriff's coinage is impure, silver mixed with base metal and illegal under the law.