Coronation commemorative mark announced by the British Hallmarking Council to honour His Majesty King Charles III
- A new commemorative mark has been designed to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
- The King’s Coronation Mark can be requested from 1 March 2023 and will be available until 31 December 2024.
- Historically, commemorative marks have been added to the regular hallmark to signify a special event.
- This mark depicts the King’s head against an oval background.
An announcement from The British Hallmarking Council:
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III a commemorative hallmark has been approved.
Based on a medal by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and using artwork supplied by Thomas Fattorini, the mark depicts the King’s head against an oval background. It can be applied to gold, silver, platinum or palladium items, by any of the four UK assay offices. The approval process involved the assay offices considering a selection of possible designs and submitting two to the British Hallmarking Council which chose the design depicting the King’s head.
This image shows 3D CAD artwork during the creation of the design for the tip of the King's Coronation mark punches.
The process takes weeks of refining and testing by the engineering team - to ensure clarity of the struck mark at a range of sizes.