American Coin Silver - (Silver) Glossary of Antique Terms

American Coin Silver - (Silver) American coin silver is 900 parts silver and 100 parts other metal. This was the normal percentages for American Silver until the 1850s when it was raised to 925 parts silver to 75 parts other metal. Marks on coin silver can be coin, dollar, premium, pure coin, standard, or marked with the makers name or initials and sometimes pseudo hallmarks. Pseudo hallmarks were quite common among New York silver smiths between 1825-1860.


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