A MEMBER OF THE CONVENTION SINCE 1976

United Kingdom

Competent Ministry

Regulatory Delivery Directorate
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Stanton Avenue
UK - TEDDINGTON TW11 OJZ
T. +44 20 8943 72 64
richard.sanders@beis.gov.uk
http://www.gov.uk/regulatorydelivery


Authorised Assay Offices

Birmingham Assay Office
1 Moreton Street
UK - BIRMINGHAM B1 3AX
T. +44 1212366951
doug.henry@theassayoffice.co.uk
http://www.assayofficebirmingham.com

Edinburgh Assay Office
Goldsmith’ Hall
24 Broughton Street
UK - EDINBURGH EH1 3RH
T. +44 1315561144
swalter@assay-office.co.uk
http://www.assayofficescotland.co.uk

London Assay Office
Goldsmiths' Hall
Gutter Lane
UK - LONDON EC2V 8AQ
T. +44 2076068975
admin@londonassayoffice.co.uk
http://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

Sheffield Assay Office
Guardians' Hall, Beulah Road
Hillsborough
UK - SHEFFIELD S6 2AN
T. +44 1142312121
carsona@assayoffice.co.uk
http://www.assayoffice.co.uk

Country profile

Last updated on 21-07-2019

The information provided in the table below serves a purely informative purpose and does not have any official or legal status (see disclaimer).  To ascertain that the information is still correct and up-to-date, please contact the authorised Assay Office.

Status Contracting State
Control system Compulsory
Legal precious metals & standards of fineness*
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
999 999 999 999
- 990 950 958
950 916 500 925
900 750 - 800
850 585 - -
- 375 - -
Weight exemptions**
Platinum Gold Palladium Silver
0.5 g 1 g 1 g 7.78 g
Recognition of marks
CCM Yes
Other marks Other EU Member State Hallmarks applied by State Authorised Assay Offices, providing those marks are judged to be intelligible to UK consumers and providing they are judged to offer an equivalent level of protection to those applied by UK Assay Offices.

* Standards may differ from those recognised under the Convention
** N/A under Convention rules

Useful Links
The Hallmarking Act 

Control marks