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Early Hall Service Reinstated *UPDATE*

Published: 30th November 2023

Early Hall Service Temporarily Suspended


Due to a high volume of work, we are temporarily suspending our Early Hall service. This will be reviewed on 1st December and will hopefully be re-introduced in the final few weeks leading up to Christmas.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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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