The Assay Places of work of the UK has introduced the approval of a brand new hallmark for the coronation of King Charles III.
Based mostly on a medal by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and utilizing paintings equipped by Thomas Fattorini, the mark depicts the King’s head towards an oval background.
The mark will be utilized to gold, silver, platinum or palladium gadgets, by any of the 4 UK assay workplaces.
The King’s Coronation Mark might be an elective mark. Punches might be out there in sizes 1mm to 6mm and the minimal dimension might be 1mm for punches, and 0.75mm for laser.
It may be positioned wherever viable on the merchandise being hallmarked, and might differ in dimension from the obligatory part marks.
The mark can be utilized with or with out the present Date Letter mark. The price of making use of the mark in a regular dimension might be £1, along with the usual hallmarking expenses.
A spokesperson for the Assay Places of work of the UK stated: “The UK Assay Places of work have an extended custom of capturing particular occasions with the creation of commemorative hallmarks. The particular mark offers an extra narrative for merchandise carrying the mark. Equally importantly, it brings the significance of the hallmark into focus with the jewellery-buying client.”
“Jewellers, silversmiths and retailers can request the mark from their assay workplace from 1 March 2023 till the top of 2024. The commemorative mark will be utilized with or with out the present date letter mark.”
They added: “The addition of the commemorative mark will price £1 for every article on which it’s struck as commonplace, over and above the usual hallmarking expenses. Laser and have commemorative marks could also be topic to further expenses. Contact your assay workplace for extra info.”