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No Overseas Hallmarking for London

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Following the move of the Birmingham Assay Office to open a Mumbai sub-division, the London Assay Office has spoken out and refuses to debase the value of the UK hallmarking system. It has stated that should they ever decide to allow overseas marking, they would employ a different town mark to the centuries old leopard.

Royal Mint Expands Brand

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Royal Mint has spread its wings in to trading in historic coins with the purchase of shares in Sovereign Rarities of Mayfair. This is part of the ongoing process of re-inventing The Royal Mint following their introduction to bullion trading and their new visitors centre at the Llantrisant plant.

UK Election

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Despite the uncertainty caused by the lack of a workable majority gained by the Conservative party in the General Election, metal prices have remained static. The weakening pound and safe haven status could have resulted in a post-Brexit type price rise for metals, but no-one was stirred by the news and it remains business as usual with prices in the summer doldrums.

General Election Announcement

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Theresa May's announcement today of a snap general election, gave the pound a 2.2% boost in value to a recent high of £1.00 to $1.28. Consequently the value of gold and silver measured in US$ fell by a similar ratio, with silver ending the day 40p/oz lower at £14.20/oz.

US Fed Raises Interest

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The much anticipated announcement by the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates saw an immediate rise in gold and silver prices this afternoon, reversing the slow downward trend of both. Silver returned to a buoyant £14+/oz.