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American Silver Marks: Deciphering Marks on Sterling Silver and Silver Plates

This is why it is important to find the town mark before you try to find the date letter.

  • These short tips highlight the basic differences in how new and old marks are created and applied.

  • This system probably represented the first form of consumer protection world wide.

  • Compare the mark of a suspected piece to genuine marks in reference books or known originals in your own collection.

The globalization of commerce has prompted nations to use the same units of weight, measure and standards to increase trade.

  • From 1975 the four assay offices used the same date letter system.

  • The autonomy of each Assay Office and the piecemeal development of the Law over the centuries led to many peculiarities in the marks and in their application, so in 1973 a new Hallmarking Act was passed that tidied up many of the complexities and anomalies and led to a simplified date letter system.

  • Various fonts, sizes and outlines were adopted to differentiate the marks of silversmiths having the same initials.




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