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Gold and platinum up in March hallmarking

Both the number of gold and platinum pieces hallmarked in March 2019 increased significantly by 4.5% and 19.1% respectively, according to figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office.

The average volume of silver also grew by 1% from 321,910 to 325,093 however palladium decreased by 36.8%% to 3,458 hallmarked items.

Overall hallmarking in March increased by 3% from 670,391 to 690,784 pieces.

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Month Mar-18 Month Mar-19 Variance %
Gold
999 74 367 293 395.9
990 2 1 -1 -50
916 37,768 37,561 -207 -0.5
750 57,053 68,158 11,105 19.5
585 12,508 16,294 3,786 30.3
375 212,744 212,328 -416 -0.2
320,149 334,709 14,560 4.5
Silver
999 2,110 1,388 -722 -34.2
958 1,018 550 -468 -46
925 318,779 323,142 4,363 1.4
800 3 13 10 333.3
321,910 325,093 3,183 1
Platinum
999 2 1 -1 -50
950 22,784 27,462 4,678 20.5
900 65 50 -15 -23.1
850 6 11 5 83.3
22,857 27,524 4,667 20.4
Palladium
999 0 1 1 0
950 4,907 2,780 -2,127 -43.3
500 568 677 109 19.2
5,475 3,458 -2,017 -36.8
Totals 670,391 690,784 20,393 3

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