The Trial of the Pyx, a 750-year-old UK coin testing tradition, explained [VIDEO]

The longtime event that serves as an independent check on the Royal Mint is happening Feb. 2
By , Coin World
Published : 02/02/16
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You hear about this weird-named event every year, but what exactly is the Trial of the Pyx?

Daily Mail provided an informative video that explains thoroughly just that.

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In short, the Trial of the Pyx, which is taking place today in London, is an annual, random test of Royal Mint coinage that has taken place each of the last 750 years to make sure the coins being struck are indeed the correct weight, size and quality. 

For the full explanation, watch the video.

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