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Charity Auction Prize Winners Given a Tour of Sheffield Assay Office

Published: 19th March 2024

Charity Auction Prize Fulfilled - A Tour of Sheffield Assay Office

It is not every day that we have visitors here at Sheffield Assay Office, but after successfully bidding at a charity auction back in 2023, we were delighted to deliver the prize to our visitors, Catherine, Richard and Adrian - An in-depth tour of our state-of-the-art facility and lunch with our Assay Master, Ashley Carson.

Our special guests thoroughly enjoyed the visit, learning about our 250 year history and our cutting-edge operations here at the Office. The guests were given special goody bags and Catherine was presented with a laser hallmarked keyring as a reminder of the visit.

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

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