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Gold and platinum hallmarking sees double digit increase

The number of gold and platinum pieces hallmarked in April 2018 increased significantly by 12.1% and 10.9% respectively, according to figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office.

However, the average volume of silver fell by 13.8% to 335,827 compared with 389,707, while palladium decreased by 21.6% to 5,513 hallmarked items.

Despite this the boost from the number of high value items hallmarked resulted in only a 3% drop overall to 665,344 pieces in April 2018.

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Month Apr -17 Month Apr -18 Variance %
Gold
999 52 40 -12 -23.1
990 1 4 3 300
916 37,113 33,420 -3,693 -10
750 60,898 66,128 5,230 8.6
585 7,271 15,803 8,532 117.3
375 161,916 184,147 22,231 13.7
267,251 299,542 32,291 12.1
Silver
999 1,803 938 -865 -48
958 859 731 -128 -14.9
925 387,034 334,034 -53,000 -13.7
800 11 124 113 1027.3
389,707 335,827 -53,880 -13.8
Platinum
999 11 1 -10 -90.9
950 22,019 24,417 2,398 10.9
900 12 18 6 50
850 11 26 15 136.4
22,053 24,462 2,409 10.9
Palladium
999 0 0 0 0
950 5,752 4,877 -875 -15.2
500 1,276 636 -640 -50.2
7,028 5,513 -1,515 -21.6
Totals 686,039 665,344 -20,695 -3

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