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:—
In section 1(6) of the Coinage Act 1971 (measurement of variation from
omit “(other than a gold coin of a denomination mentioned in Schedule
1 to this Act)”, and
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”.
In section 3(1)(cd) of that Act (power to regulate coinage by proclamation) for
“specified in Schedule 1 to this Act for a gold coin of a denomination
mentioned in that Schedule” substitute “for coins”.
(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act may be cited as the Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011.