What is the value of a 1999 sterling silver 50 cent piece with golfers on the front?
This is not a coin made by the US mint. It was made by a private mint. It is only worth the value of the metal the coin contains. If the coin is truly silver it is probably worth 5-20 dollars depending on the amount of silver.
What does the initials SPCo stand for on sterling silver as a marking on the botton of a piece with the 638?
When something is marked silver what does that mean is it sterling silver or what exactly does that stamp SILVER mean on my piece of jewelry?
"925" markings on sterling silver defines it as 92.5% pure silver with 7.25% being a strengthening alloy,usually copper. A "975" marking can only mean 97.5 % pure silver and indicates a high quality sterling item. It is not often seen,and my guess is that this must be a very old piece or a newer item that uses extra sterling silver in its production. Either way,if you own a "975",you have a very nice piece of…
If the piece is stamped "sterling," or "925," then it is real sterling. If it's stamped "IS," the initials stand for "International Silver" Company, an American company founded in 1898 from a conglomeration of smaller companies that specialized in silver plated tableware. IS, or International Silver, only has a thin (.20 mm) layer of sterling silver over a base metal core. It has no melt value.
A 925 stamped on any ring (if not a replica or fake) is a numerical term used to define the most referring to precious metal "sterling silver" jewelry piece. 925 is a percentage of silver... 92.5 percent is silver of the piece stamped sterling or 925. the other 7.75 percent of the metals are not of silver content.
Silver flatware is either sterling or silverplate over a base metal. Pure (.999) silver is too soft to use for eating utensils. Most FB Rogers products were quadruple silver plate over copper or another base metal, but a few of their patterns were sterling silver. The genuine sterling pieces carry one of the following pattern numbers: 118, 142, 144, 149, 164, 250, 400, 700 or 1636. These will also have the word "Sterling" stamped on…
Most FB Rogers products were quadruple silver plate (.20 mm surface) over copper or another base metal, but a few of their patterns were sterling silver. The genuine sterling pieces carry one of the following pattern numbers: 118, 142, 144, 149, 164, 250, 400, 700 or 1636. These will also have the word "Sterling" stamped on the bottom of each piece. If it doesn't say "sterling," it is silver plate.
Sterling silver. It is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is most often used for jewelry because of its combination of attractiveness and durability. Acceptable quality marks for sterling silver include: sterling, ster and .925.
Sterling silver is an alloy (mixture) of metals, consisting of at least 92.5% pure silver and no more than 7.5% of other metals. In order to be marked "ster" or ".925" the resultant piece must adhere to this guideline. "Silver soldered" just means that something has been soldered with silver-colored solder. It may be a solder which was made up partly of pure silver, but, most-likely it's not. It would be very difficult to determine…
According to Replacements, Ltd., there were only a few patterns made of real sterling. The registered pattern numbers are 118, 142, 144, 149, 164, 250, 400, 700 and 1636. The genuine silver version will have the word "Sterling" stamped on the bottom of each piece. If it doesn't say "sterling," it isn't. For more information, see Related Questions, below.