Dating british silver hallmarks
However the main object of silver hallmarking was and is to protect the public against fraud.
For detailed information about each city’s assay mark and the table of dates each city uses – refer to one of the guidebooks suggested here.
Also please note, this page only deals with English marks…not those from Scotland or Ireland.
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If you want to learn more about silver styles & designs then click here.
After this date, it was an offence to sell any precious metal without the appropriate hallmarks.