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2020 dated coins available from Thursday 17 February 2022

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Limited availability of up to 9 per coin design

Gold Coins For Sale

  • THE BRITANNIA 2020
    • TWO OUNCE
    • ONE OUNCE
    • HALF-OUNCE
    • QUARTER-OUNCE
    • TENTH-OUNCE
    • TWENTIETH-OUNCE
    • FORTIETH-OUNCE
  • 007 SPECIAL ISSUE 2020 UK FIVE-OUNCE
  • BOND, JAMES BOND 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • PAY ATTENTION 007 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • BOND, JAMES BOND 2020 UK ONE OUNCE
  • PAY ATTENTION 007 2020 UK ONE OUNCE
  • SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2020 UK ONE OUNCE
  • BOND, JAMES BOND 2020 UK QUARTER-OUNCE
  • PAY ATTENTION 007 2020 UK QUARTER-OUNCE
  • SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2020 UK QUARTER-OUNCE
  • THE QUEEN’S BEASTS THE WHITE HORSE OF HANOVER 2020
    • FIVE OUNCE
    • ONE OUNCE
    • QUARTER-OUNCE
  • THE QUEEN’S BEASTS THE WHITE LION OF MORTIMER 2020
    • FIVE OUNCE
    • ONE OUNCE
    • QUARTER-OUNCE
  • BRITANNIA LUNAR YEAR OF THE RAT EDGE 2020 1OZ GOLD BULLION COIN
  • A CELEBRATION OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE III 2020 UK £5
  • THE GOLD STANDARD 2020 UK QUARTER-OUNCE
  • THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
    • FIVE OUNCE
    • £5
  • 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY 2020 UK £2

Silver Coins For Sale

  • 007 SPECIAL ISSUE 2020 UK FIVE-OUNCE
  • BOND, JAMES BOND 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • PAY ATTENTION 007 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2020 UK TWO-OUNCE
  • BOND, JAMES BOND 2020 UK ONE OUNCE
  • PAY ATTENTION 007 2020 UK ONE OUNCE
  • SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2020 UK ONE OUNCE

What is Trial Of The Pyx?

Trial of the Pyx
Trial of the Pyx

Each year a selection of coins are sent to a 700 year old judicial trial called The Trial of the Pyx which tests the accuracy of the coins.

The Trial of the Pyx dates back to the 12th century, making it one of the oldest judicial procedures in the country and has taken place at Goldsmiths’ Hall since 1871.

The name Pyx refers to chests in which the coins are transported, and derives from the Latin word ‘pyxis’, meaning small box. For centuries they were stored in the Pyx Chamber in Westminster Abbey, along with other important items of state and church.

The 10-kilo Queen’s Beasts gold proof coin which is the largest coin ever created by The Royal Mint was sent to the Trial of the Pyx this year.

The Royal Mint’s coins were submitted for testing on 1st of February at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London.

The Royal Mint

Built upon a 1,100-year history and reputation for quality and accuracy.

Since the thirteenth century, that reputation has been regularly put to the test by one of the nation’s longest-established judicial ceremonies, the Trial of the Pyx.

The Ceremony brings together some of the United Kingdom’s oldest organisations and offices with the purpose of ensuring the quality and accuracy of the nation’s coinage.

An annual event held at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, the Trial of the Pyx mixes the drama and grandeur of ancient traditions with the precision of modern technology to ensure that the UK coins produced adhere to their legal specifications.

The Mint announced that they have passed the 2022 trial. The procedure is mostly ceremonial now, since it’s highly unlikely any of the coins will fall short of specifications given modern production technologies and security around purity.

What does PYX mean?

The word ‘pyx’ comes from the Latin word ‘pyxis’ or small box.

In this case, it refers to the chests used to transport the coins. Throughout the year, in a procedure that has barely changed since the reign of Henry III, coins are randomly selected from every batch of each denomination struck, sealed in bags of 50 and locked away in the Pyx boxes for testing at the Trial.

Trial of the Pyx 2021 Video

Find out more about The Trial Of The Pyx at:

https://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/company/today/trial-pyx/

https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/about-us/trial-of-the-pyx/

 

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