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800 Silver


#1

I have recently encountered a stamp on some antique jewelry–RG
800 Silver. What does that mean?


#2

I believe that 800 silver is 80.0% silver just as 925 silver is
92.5% silver or sterling silver.

john franklin


#3

The stamp is for a silver alloy known as coin silver. It is 80%
silver with 20% copper as the usual alloy. This was the coin
silver alloy used by the U.S…

Joe B.


#4

800 silver means that the silver content is 800 parts silver out
of 1000 this is usually considered coin silver as most coins are
80%pure sterling is however 925 or 92.5% pure. this is also a
standard mark for most of Europe. i have also seen this system
used in some asian pieces and is used for gold as well as
silver. 14kt is 583, 18kt is 750, etc.


#5
800 silver means that the silver content is 800 parts silver out
of 1000 this is usually considered coin silver as most coins are
80%pure sterling

Actually, when I went to school, the term, coin silver, refered
to 90% silver.