Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Hallmark
From November 1st 2021, the new commemorative mark celebrating the Queen's 70th year on the throne will be available for stamping on new silver and gold at the UK assay offices. The mark depicts "EIIR" over "70" within an orb and can be applied to precious metal alongside a hallmark.
Commemorative marks have been a feature of hallmarking since the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. They add interest and boost sales and were previously used for the Queen's Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees plus the Millennium.
Until the start of 2022, the mark cannot be used in conjunction with a date letter as it would denote the incorrect year, but it will allow the jewellery and silverware markets to take advantage during the Christmas period.