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Trial of the Pyx 2020 – protecting consumers for over 700 years

Over 23,000 Royal Mint coins went on 'trial' in London on Tuesday 28 January in one of Britain's oldest judicial processes – the Trial of the Pyx – which takes place at Goldsmiths’ Hall.  The Goldsmiths' Company have been responsible for the proceedings since 1580. 

Date Published: 28 January 2020

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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2019

The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2019 fell by 4.2% to 8,736,610. 

Gold, silver and palladium saw a decline in the quantity of articles hallmarked, but platinum saw an increase.

Date Published: 24 January 2020

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NAJ & Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office Host Hallmarking Information Event

Held at the iconic Goldsmiths’ Hall by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office and organised in partnership with the National Association of Jewellers, a series of talks were made educating members of public about the nuances of hallmarking, the future of the industry and the direction of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the NAJ.

Date Published: 20 January 2020

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Crafts Council Makers Survey

The appetite for buying craft has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and we want to see the market grow even further. To this end, the Crafts Council and eight national partners* have already surveyed thousands of consumers - now we want to understand makers’ side of the story. Take survey.

Date Published: 14 January 2020

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Robert Grice Awarded an MBE

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Fellow Robert Grice has been named in the New Year Honours list as the recipient of an MBE for services to hallmarking law.

Date Published: 09 January 2020

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2020 Date Letter

Happy New Year from all of us at The Assay Office. 2020 date letter is lowercase v!

Date Published: 02 January 2020

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