Imperial law gazette No 1
Notice concerning the determination of the shape of the hallmarks for indicating the fineness on gold and silver items.
Dated January 7, 1866
Based on article 3 of the law on the fineness of gold and silver goods of July 16, 1886 (Imperial law gazette No 120) the federal council had made the following provision:
The stamp for gold and silver items must contain:
1. imperial crown
2. the sun sign for gold or crescent moon sign for silver,
3. the specification of the fineness in thousand parts, and
4. the company or the trademark of the business for which the mark is effected in accordance with the law of 30 November 1874.
The crown must be located
in gold items within sun sign,
in silver items to the right of the crescent moon sign.
Berlin, January 7th 1886.
The deputy of the Reich Chancellor.
Published in the Reich Office of the Interior Affairs
Berlin, printed in the Imperial printing house.
Law gazette 1886
Issued in Berlin on January 10, 1886.