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In the UK it has to carry the lion passant (a lion lying and facing to the left), plus a date letter and the mark of an assay office, plus perhaps a maker's mark. A '925' is optional but does not seem to be common, but the lion indicates sterling silver which is 92.5%.

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No, not all silver needs to have the 925 stamp to be genuine. Sterling silver is typically stamped with "925" to indicate that it is 92.5% pure silver, but there are other types of silver that may not have this specific stamp. It's always best to purchase silver from reputable sources to ensure its authenticity.

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