Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Trial of the Pyx: Verdict


The Verdicts of the Trial of the Pyx were delivered by the Goldsmiths’ Company Clerk and Chief Executive, Sir David Reddaway, at Goldsmiths’ Hall on the morning of Friday 28 April.

Sitting beside the Queen’s Remembrancer, Senior Master Barbara Lafontaine, and Chief Clerk to the Queen’s Remembrancer, Ed Boswell, Sir David read the Verdict on UK coins: “We found that all the coins submitted to the Trial were coined in accordance with the Coinage Act 1971, and, on the whole, within the permitted variations.”  Similarly, referring to New Zealand coins, he read: “We found that all the coins submitted to the Trial were, on the whole, within the permitted tolerances.”

Mr Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, attended the ceremony on behalf of the Chancellor. Representatives from The Royal Mint, including Chief Executive, Adam Lawrence, as well as various Goldsmiths’ Company Liverymen and Freemen, were also present.

Read more about the Trial of the Pyx 2017 here.

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