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Royal Mint Coins Pass Trial of Pyx
By World Coin News
May 13, 2013

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The coins of the British Royal Mint have the compositions they are supposed to have.

That is the verdict of the May 3 Trial of the Pyx, a coin examination and assay process that first occurred during the reign of King Henry II, 1154-1189.

In his role as Master of the Royal Mint, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, addressed the jury and commented on the positive verdict reached, concluding “You have found, yet again, that the Royal Mint’s coins are up to the jury’s exacting standards. This is no surprise, but we do not take it for granted.”

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