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Annual Punch Grind 2019

Two members of the Court of Assistants joined us in our workshop today.  

Joanna Hardy and Neil Carson helped to grind the date letters from 86 punches which remained from 655 created in 2018 and bore the corresponding date letter "t".  

To retain the full provenance of the hallmark we can never back-date pieces and thus, they must be destroyed each year. 

Although the date letter isn't a compulsory part of the hallmark, it is part of the Full Traditional UK Hallmark, which we apply as standard. 

2019 is represented by a lowercase letter "u", and 2020 will be lowercase "v". 

Workshop Manager Pat Geary grinds detail from the punch

Joanna Hardy and Neil Carson examine the punches