~SILVER MARKS & WHAT THEY MEAN~ Here are some common marks on silver or silverplate – These marks mean the same standard as US silver prior to 1870-or 90% silver: COIN PURE COIN                                                              .900 These marks mean the same as a content of 92.5% silver: STERLING 925 These marks mean electroplated, developed in the US […]

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Silver Plate or Silverplate?

          By Leon Castner, ISA CAPP      For reasons not quite understood, the early English word plate was used to describe “solid” silver.  (It was not to describe a dish to eat off of at the table.)  So, when one hears or sees the phrase English plate, it refers to […]

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