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Triple Crown Hallmark on Silver:

Hi my name is howard and I found 2 big pieces of serving items the only marks on them are 3 crowns on the back could you tell me who made them or where i can find out it would be a great help thank you for your time
Howard W.

Hi Howard,
The triple crown mark has been used as the Swedish Government mark since 1783 - after 1912 the triple crown was enclosed in a clover leaf shape for Swedish made items and in an oval shape for an Import item. If the crowns are not enclosed the item was produced before 1912. Swedish silver is typically .830 pure, or a lower purity of silver than Sterling which is .925 pure.

Here is another: Great Site for more information about silver hallmarks http://www.modernsilver.com/basichallmarks.htm


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