Spanish Silver Hallmark
Spain Silver Marks, Illustrated & Explained
Spain adopted a Silver Assay hallmarking system after 1934. Typically Spanish silver article has three types of hallmarks:
1- Official hallmark (Plata de Ley) or assayer's mark. A stamp indicating the purity or fineness of the silver is called the assayer's mark. It is denote by either a Pentagram (Five-point star in oval) or a small six-point star with trail in rectangle
2- Town mark. This mark is often missing hence collectors need not pay too much attention to this hallmark.
3- Silversmith's mark or marker mark
1. Official hallmark (Plata de Ley) or assayer's mark
This is simply the fineness mark indicating the purity of the silver content.
Five-point star in oval (silver fineness .915) silver hallmark. Pentagram is a quality mark indicating a minimum of 91.5% silver purity,
Small six-point star with trail in rectangle (silver fineness .750) quality mark indicating a minimum of 75% silver purity,
Export mark: crowned shield between Ag and M silver hallmark
2. Town mark.
3. Silversmith's mark or maker mark
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