Silver brings hallmarking up for August
The number of silver articles hallmarked in the month of August brought overall figures into the black when compared to the same time last year.
Overall, there was a 7.9% increase in the number of metals hallmarked.
There were 468,460 silver articles hallmarked, up 132,361 from the 336,099 articles form 2016.
Gold saw a drop in hallmarking by 17.6% down to 328,946 articles. Platinum experienced a smaller decrease of 6.9%, which was 22,6060 articles hallmarked this August.
Palladium had 8,812 articles hallmarked in August, indicating an uptick of 2.3%.