Birmingham Assay Office strikes first mark for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed Dan Higgs from local manufacturer F G H Products Ltd to witness the first commemorative mark struck on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Their silver ingots are the first items to be 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.

In 2022, the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. The British Hallmarking Council has sanctioned a commemorative component mark to “celebrate the occasion”.

The mark will be available from 1 November from all four Assay Offices until the end of 2022. From 1 January 2022, the commemorative component mark can be applied along with the new year date letter.

Higgs said: “We are delighted to work with the Birmingham Assay Office, where we are always assured of a brilliant service by a great team of people. We are proud to witness the platinum Jubilee mark being applied to our silver ingots.”

Doug Henry, CEO and Assay Master at Birmingham Assay Office, said, “It was a privilege and pleasure to witness the first Platinum Jubilee mark being struck. Commemorative marks have proved popular with UK consumers, and from today Jewellers, silversmiths and retailers can request the mark from the Birmingham Assay Office.”

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