Charmian Adams' 80th birthday was marked by the creation of four silver tumblers featuring the sponsor's marks of all contributors. Each of the UK's four assay offices applied these by laser - Sheffield and Edinburgh both applied 14 sponsor's marks, Birmingham applied 12, while here in London we applied 62 around the full circumference.
This month we bid farewell to our much loved Superintendent Assayer John Love. John started out at the Assay Office as an apprentice 42 years ago and is now retiring to Dorset to a life of sea fishing on the ocean waves!
Chris Walne delivered a speech entitled PGM Impurities and Fire Assay to the London Bullion Market Association's conference earlier this month. He also wrote an accompanying article for their internationally published trade magazine Bullion Bulletin which gives information insights for the bullion business.
A new pound coin entered circulation on 28 March. The Royal Mint is producing 1.5 billion of the new coins.
We are proud to assay (test for correct metallic composition, size and weight) and measure the coins using the standard Trial Plates, provided by the National Measurement and Regulation Office.
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James Kydd's silver sword won the Junior Gold Award in the 3D Craft section of the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council.