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HISTORIC COINS

The Trial of the Pyx

An ancient ceremony steeped in numismatic history, the Trial of the Pyx takes place every year at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London. Coins are assessed for their quality and accuracy in a traditional ceremony overseen by The King’s Remembrancer. Running since the thirteenth century, the Trial of the Pyx has continued throughout political upheaval and wartime and, more recently, weathered the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the coins we produce at The Royal Mint meet the exacting standards that are set for coinage.

Trial of the Pyx

Own a Piece of History

Purchase your own piece of history with our range of coins tested at the 2022 Trial of the Pyx.

A Range of Numismatic Triumphs

Choose between a selection of beautiful coins, including The Sovereign, the Gothic Crown and many more.

Celebrate an Ancient Tradition

Expand your collection with coins taken from the ancient ceremony that was established more than 700 years ago.

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Join Stack's Bowers Galleries and The Royal Mint Trial of the Pyx Auction

With live bidding taking place on 13th and 14th February 2024, this exclusive auction is the only way to acquire coins from the 2023 Trial of the Pyx and offers collectors the unique opportunity to own gold, silver and platinum coins that have been tested for their accuracy and played a role in this historic ceremony.

Dated 2022, this selection of coins is particularly significant as it includes the last coins from the reign of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and some of the first from the reign of His Majesty King Charles III.

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