Dating british gold hallmarks
E: between 17 so called marks for "small articles" have been used.
This page helps you to make a start on identifying the hallmarks in your watch case, and then leads you to another page with more detail.Between 17 a little crown was positioned above the date letter; between 18 a crown of a bigger dimension was positioned on the right side of the date letter.Exceptions are marks for 1834 (date letter on the left side and impressed with its base towards the crown) and 18 (date letter on the right of the crown, and crown impressed with its base toward the letter).Shows the year in which the article was hallmarked.These are traditional standard marks that can still be used today. Since 1972 the UK has been a signatory to the international convention on hallmarks.
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