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Badges of office shine bright at the Guardians AGM

Monday 9th November 2020

On October 16th, the Annual General Meeting of the Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate within the Town of Sheffield was held by Zoom. For an event such as this, the Chairman, Law Clerk and Assay Master wear their badges of office - special items that form part of the Sheffield Assay Office collection but are rarely seen close up.

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The Antimicrobial Properties, and Uses, of Copper

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Copper was the first metal to be worked by people and was used mainly in production of coins, along with silver and gold, but nowadays the most common use is in electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. Find out more...

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Assay Office Guardians Make History at AGM

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Friday 16th October 2020 saw history being made at Sheffield Assay Office with the Annual General Meeting of the Guardians of Wrought Plate Within the Town of Sheffield being held part in person and part video-conference.

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Sheffield Assay Office Retains It's ISO Certification

Monday 12th October 2020

The team here at Sheffield Assay Office are delighted to announce that we have retained our International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for another year, in recognition of our continued efforts to improve the quality of our services.

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