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How were old systems of marking gold?
« on: October 17, 2009, 10:12:00 AM »
I  have a book from year 1948 written in Swedish. I don't know from which year the modern marking of gold is from, but in this book they mention A, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 and A7 and each letter means an interval of certain years.

According to that there should be name of the goldsmith, place, karat and some control.

If I have a tiny thing with mark A6 then I know that the thing should be from some certain interval.

Who knows if this is correct? Is there somebody who can tell more about this matter, please, do it then.


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Re: How were old systems of marking gold?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 11:38:09 AM »
The system for marking gold and silver in Imperial Russia has been discussed, by me, before at least three times. PLEASE use SEARCH before asking questions as over the last five years many basic questions like this have been asked before.

The number is 56.

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Re: How were old systems of marking gold?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 03:20:29 PM »
Thanks, but however, I cannot get any hits when I search...so my computer skills are not so good and I don't quite find suitable words to do the search with. I am really sorry that I have not been able to search and read what has been written earlier and that is still valid in this matter that interests me specially because of the engineer's uniform jacket badge.

If somebody can help somehow in this matter about how to mark the different metals as gold, silver, bronze, white gold and platinum, I would be very grateful.

I have thought I have seen A6 on the back side of the badge I have, but it might as well has been 56, but there is no goldsmith mentioned, no place where the badge has been made etc. The back side of the badge looks like gold, but the front side had turned into almost black. I might have destroyed it as I put it into some liquid and it turned to something visible and not just a black thing.

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Re: How were old systems of marking gold?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 03:52:44 PM »