Dating silver hallmarks guide date letters

View it at: British Hallmarks Silver Hallmarks: A U. site with an “English Silver Hallmarks” page that shows and explains the British marks.View it at: English Silver Hallmarks Antique Silver: This U. site has several helpful pages, like this one with charts of Town Date Marks.For American silver marks visit this page: American Silver Marks on

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Just make sure you are using the chart for the town where your piece was made. Just search for “British Hallmarks” on either your computer or phone app.

925-1000 British Hallmarks: This page explains the hallmarks with photos of the most common marks.

Because Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, the common purity mark used today is “925.” Most vintage Sterling Silver pieces have the older marks: “STERLING,” “STER,” or “STG.” Some modern jewelry today will use “STERLING” either with “925” or without it, usually in conjunction with the maker’s mark.

For examples of American silver jewelry marks, see the first article in this series, Vintage Jewelry Marks: Help for Dating Your Vintage Jewelry Resource: The 925-1000site has a very extensive database of silver marks from all over the world.

The photo below shows examples of these symbols, as well as the most common Town Marks.

The Date Letters are especially tricky, as the various towns used different lettering schemes to represent the years.

See it at: Norwegian Silver Makers’ Marks 925-1000 David Andersen Marks Page: This page shows the various marks used by the David Andersen company, established in Norway in 1876, and still producing jewelry today.

See it at: David Andersen Hallmarks It’s not possible to cover every country in a single article, but there are some good online resources to research silver jewelry marks in various countries.

See it here: Antique Silver Town and Date Marks Scandinavian silver jewelry marks vary with the country.

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