Coinage (Measurement) Bill (HL Bill 63)




Make provision about the arrangements for measuring the standard weight of

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of Coinage Act 1971

(1) In section 1(6) of the Coinage Act 1971 (measurement of variation from
standard weight)—

(a) omit “(other than a gold coin of a denomination mentioned in Schedule
51 to this Act)”, and

(b) for “shall be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one
kilogram of that coin” substitute “shall be measured in accordance with
provision made by proclamation under section 3”.

(2) In section 3(1)(cd) of that Act (power to regulate coinage by proclamation) for
10“specified in Schedule 1 to this Act for a gold coin of a denomination
mentioned in that Schedule” substitute “for coins”.

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
15the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011.