British Silver Date Letter Marks


Select a town by clicking on an image below, holding the mouse pointer over the image will show a description of the mark. Your browser must support frames (IE3 or Nav3 or better) . Internet Explorer in full screen mode and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is recommended. It must be remembered that the images of the marks are just a computer rendering of drawings of the actual marks. They are intended only as a guide to the approximate shield or cartouche shape and the style of the lettering.


London
1558 - 1999

A Leopard's head crowned (1720 - 1823)

A Leopard's head (1824 - present)  

Birmingham
1773 - 1999

An Anchor

   

Sheffield
1773 - 1999

A Crown (to 1975)

A Tudor rose (from 1st January 1975)  

Edinburgh
1681 - 1999

A three towered castle
   

Chester
1701 - 1961

1686 - 1701  Three wheatsheaves ("garbs") with sword.

1701 - 1779  Three wheatsheaves / Three lions halved 1779 - 1961  Three wheatsheaves with sword.

Exeter
1701 - 1883

 capital letter "X", crowned (variations to 1701)

A three-towered turreted castle (from 1701)  

glasgow
1681 - 1964

(Tree, Fish and Bell, the city arms

   

Newcastle
1702 - 1884

Three separate castles (from city arms) from c.1670

   

York
1559 - 1857

Half leopard's head/half fleur-de-lys.   (1560 - c.1697)

Half rose crowned/half fleur-de-lys.     (c.1697 - 1701) A cross charged with five lions passant. (1701 - 1857)

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