Gold and platinum up double-digits in January hallmarking

The number of gold and platinum pieces hallmarked in January 2019 increased significantly by 17.9% and 19.1% respectively, according to figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office.

The average volume of silver also grew by 2.1% from 425,631 to 437,344, however  palladium decreased by 31.4% to 4,481 hallmarked items.

Overall hallmarking in January increased by 8.1% from 692,097 to 748,467 pieces.

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