Hungarian Silver Hallmark
Hungary / Hungarian Silver Marks, Illustrated & Explained
Hungary or Hungarian is pretty easy to identify. However collectors may need to understand Hungary adopted different sets of hallmark during individual period
- Austria-Hungary empire (1866-1937)
- After WW1, Hungary independent country (1937-1965)
- New hallmarks introduced in year 1965
Austria-Hungary empire (1866-1937)
Austria-Hungary empire succeeded Austrian empire in the year 1867. Royal House of Austria merged with Hungary to form the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was the result of the defeat of the Austrian Empire against the Kingdom of Prussia in 1866. The Austro-Hungarian empire lasted from 1867 to 1918.
Silver fineness was indicated by a number beside "Diana head": 1=950/1000 - 2=900/1000 - 3=800/1000 -4=750/1000. In 1872, a letter was added to indicate the assay city / town. This mark is often confused and mistaken for French “head of Minerva" hallmark
| 1 = 950/1000 ;|
silver fineness .950
| 2 = 900/1000 ; |
silver fineness .900
|3 = 800/1000 ; |
silver fineness .800
| 4 = 750/1000 ; |
silver fineness .750
After world war 1, the Austro - Hungarian empire ended with monarchy abolished. Hungary became independent..
Diana head and number below
indicates silver purity 1=.935
Diana head and number below indicates
silver purity 2=.900
Diana head and number below
indicates silver purity 3=.800
|Mercury wing at right and number at left (silver purity 1=.935)|
|Mercury wing at right and number at left (silver purity 2=.900) silver hallmark||Mercury wing at right and number at left (silver purity 3=.800) silver hallmark|
|Men head and 925 silver hallmark||Men head and 900 silver hallmark|
|Women head and 835 silver hallmark||Women head and 800 silver hallmark|
|crescent at right and number 1 at left indicates (silver purity 1 =.925)||crescent at right and number 2 at left indicates (silver purity 2 =.900)|
|Import mark: Letter A, crescent at right and number 3 at left indicates (silver purity 3 =.835) silver hallmark||Import mark: Letter A, crescent at right and number 4 at left indicates (silver purity 4 =.800) silver hallmark|
From 2006 till Present
In December 2005, Hungary joined the Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals (the Hallmarking Convention). The Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals (also known as "Precious Metals Convention", “Hallmarking Convention” or “Vienna Convention”) is an international treaty between Contracting States, which aims at facilitating the cross-border trade of precious metal articles.
New sets of silver hallmarks were adopted and used since March 2006.
Silver Fineness- .999, .925, .830, .800
Hungary Assay office hallmark
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