Dating london silver hallmarks

The Anchor is the symbol of Assay Office Birmingham .The date letters below show the background shape for silver.The same letters were used for Gold, which has been marked in Birmingham since 1824, but with a background of a square with cut corners.There may be some variations in backgrounds during the late 19th century, especially on watch cases.To obtain a sponsor’s mark you must register with an assay office.

See also[] References[] External links[] This project has been 15 years in the making and now documents over 12,000 silver marks on 1,200 pages and subpages.

In Birmingham the date letter changes in July up to 1974.

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