No maker's mark, what does COIN mean

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No maker's mark, what does COIN mean

Postby Waters » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:37 am

Greetings- for some reason unable to upload photo. I have a very old silver mug with a family inscription on it which includes the date 1861. The bottom of the mug has the numerals 55 stamped above three hallmarks. The first hallmark is the passant lion Indicating Sterling, the second Hallmark is an anchor indicating Birmingham and the third is a G in a square stamp indicating the year1855. However there are no makers or duty stamps following these three. Underneath are the capital letters COIN.
Could somebody please tell me what COIN means? Many thanks in advance.

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Re: No maker's mark, what does COIN mean

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Re: No maker's mark, what does COIN mean

Postby legrandmogol » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:10 pm

Just taking a shot but it sounds like you are describing the mark of the Gorham Co which is often mistaken for Birmingham silver marks by those just learning about silver.

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