Types Of Stamps On Silver

There are many different purities of silver. Such as; Fine Silver, Britannia Silver, Sterling Silver, European Silver and a few others. Fine silver has a millesimal fineness of 999 and is 99.9% pure. Britannia Silver has a millesimal fineness of at least 950 and is 95% pure. And Sterling Silver has a millesimal fineness of 925 and is 92.5% pure. It can be complicated to remember each ones purity of silver. But don’t worry we are here to help.


European Silver

European Silver can be stamped with a few different marks. The marks can be .800, .825, .830, or .850, indicating 80%, 82.5%, 83%, and 85% silver content. European silver is also known as Continental Silver.

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is the standard for silver. Its marking can be either .925 or Sterling and reflects the 92.5% silver content. Typically it is mixed with copper to provide durability and strength.

Britannia Silver

Britannia Silver is made up of at least 95% silver. Typical markings are .950 and it exceeds the 92.5% needed to be sterling silver. Britannia Silver is softer than sterling as well due to its higher silver percentage.

Fine Silver

Fine Silver is 99.9% pure silver and its marking is .999. It also can be referred to as “three nines fine”. Silver used for investment and or trade on metal/commodities exchanges must be 99.9 percent pure and stamped with the marking .999.


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