A hallmark on a piece of sterling silver indicates the quality and purity of the silver and may or may not contain a maker's mark. The hallmarked can help identify the country of origin, the age of the piece and the meta... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Coins & Currency

One of the easiest ways to test for sterling silver is to look for the authentication stamp. The stamp is likely STER, STERLING, 92.5, STERLING 925, S/S or 925/1000. More »

Silver stamp marks, sometimes known as hallmarks or makers marks, give information about products made of silver. Marks on items like jewelry and flatware can indicate the purity of the silver, who made it and where. More » Business & Finance Currency & Conversions
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Depending on what is known about the maker's mark on a piece of silver, an index of maker's marks can be searched according to images, country of origin, silversmith's name, production company, or the time period in whic... More »

The 800 mark on silver refers to the purity of the metal. Pure silver has a 1,000 grade value. Silver with an 800 grade value is a silver alloy containing 800 parts silver and 200 parts other metals. More »

According to, a 1946 Walking Liberty half-dollar coin is worth between $9.53 to $43 as of 2014, depending on the quality and the mint mark on the coin. The most valuable mint mark is Denver, followed by San... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Coins & Currency

The value of an 1878 silver dollar, known as a Morgan silver dollar, can change daily; CoinTrackers places its estimated worth at $35 for a no mint mark coin in poor condition up to $55,000 for one in perfect condition. ... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Coins & Currency