The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed Dan Higgs from Birmingham manufacturer, F G H Products Ltd, to witness their silver ingots being the first items struck with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Mark. Designed by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, the mark depicts an orb and can be applied to precious metal alongside a hallmark.
The Birmingham Assay Office celebrates twenty-one employees for their long service with a combined total of 360 dedicated years.
Demi Beddow, a Chemistry technician, has worked at the Birmingham Assay Office for six years and has gained five industry qualifications since joining. The most recent being a distinction in HND Level 5 Laboratory Scientist Occupational Standard.
The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) publishes guidance on hallmarking of partially constructed items. Assay Offices can apply hallmarks to partially constructed items, providing certain conditions are met. These conditions are designed to ensure that the finished article complies with the Hallmarking Act.
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