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Hallmarking suffers at the start of the year

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Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for January 2020 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year.

Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in January was down by 8.4%.

Gold and platinum witnessed a lift, but it was not enough to bring the overall total up.

The full results can be seen below… 

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UK Hallmarking figures for January 2019 vs January 2020 

Gold
24ct (999) – up 5914.3% (421 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (0 items)
22ct (916) – down 0.9% (32,771 items)
18ct (750) – down 10.0% (60,303 items)
14ct (585) – down 15.5% (10,523 items)
9ct (375) – up 7.0% (181,629 items)

Total gold items – up 4.1% (285,647 items)

Silver
Fine silver (999) – up 166.8% (2,697 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 17% (475 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 15.4% (368,857 items)
800 parts silver – down 84.4% (5 items)

Total silver items –down 14.9% (372,034 items)

Platinum

999 parts – down 60% (2 items)
950 parts – up 8.0% (26,704 items)
900 parts – up 40.5% (59 items)
850 parts – down 77.7% (29 items)

Total platinum items – up 7.6% (6, 794 items)

Palladium
999 parts – down 100% (0 items)
950 parts – down 78.5% (745 items)
500 parts – down 46.0% (548 items)

Total palladium items – down 71.1% (1,293 items)

Total items hallmarked in January 2020: 685,768 items – down 8.4%

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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