Fine silver

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"VON FEINEM SILVER": 12 Mariengroschen , 1672;
Mint master Andreas Scheele ; Exhibit in the Bode Museum , Berlin

Fine silver is the name for chemically pure silver . It is designated or stamped with 1000/1000, 1000 or, before 1871, as 16- soldered silver . The fine silver obtained after smelting and segregation is used as a base metal for coinage and the jewelry industry (see fineness ).

This term can be found on many coins of the 17th and 18th centuries as “fine silver”, “fine silver” or “silver fine” to distinguish it from inferior coins . Many coins from the feudal states of Braunschweig-Lüneburg and the Harz region around Goslar show this designation as a quality feature.

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