William Godwin's Diary


Trial of Pix 1833-05-06

On 6 May 1833 a jury of goldsmiths was charged by the Lords of his Majesty’s Privy Council to make an inquiry into the pix of the mint by the proportion of gold and alloy and silver and alloy specified and return a verdict to their Lordships. ‘The pix of the mint consisted in one piece of coin out of every 15 pounds of gold coined at the mint, and one piece of coin for every 60 pounds of silver: these specimen coins were preserved under the keys of three officers of the mint.’

See The Times, 7 May 1833.