Trial of the Pyx 2017


Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN



By Invitation Only



Trial of the Pyx 2017 

Since 1871, the annual Trial of the Pyx has taken place at the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London. The Trial of the Pyx dates back to the 12th century, making it one of the longest established judicial procedures in the country.

The Trial is held annually at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall in accordance with the Coinage Act of 1971, and is presided over by the Queen’s Remembrancer of the Royal Courts of Justice, the oldest judicial office in the UK, dating back to the twelfth century.

The 2017 Trial of the Pyx will open at Goldsmiths' Hall on 31 January  2017.

Read more on this year's Trial and the history of the Trial on the Goldsmiths' Company website.

This year, approximately 40,000 coins produced by the Royal Mint in 2016 will be counted and scrutinised by the jury. 

The new 12-sided £1 coin, which will enter circulation in March, will appear at the Trial, along with a one kilo gold coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.