German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

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German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:33 am

A copy of the German law regarding the marking of gold and silver issued in January 1886:

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Re: German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:47 pm

Can one of our German-speaking members please translate the document into English?

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Re: German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

Postby AG2012 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:13 pm

Imperial law gazette No 1
Content
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.
von Boetticher.
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.

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Re: German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

Postby AG2012 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:19 pm

Legal loophole:
The law describes obligatory shape of marks for gold and silver (instead of previously used town marks and Loth fineness), but not obligatory marking of gold and silver items.
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Re: German Document Regarding the Marking of Gold and Silver - 1886

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:58 pm

Hi AG2012,

Many thanks for supplying the translation.

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