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Not a German National Mark
by: Yvonne

Hi Dinah

Germany does not have a compulsory assaying system and is not a member of the Hallmarking Convention. However, despite the last one hundred years of turbulent history the marking of precious metals in Germany has remained fairly simple and consistent.

It is a requirement of every REGISTERED manufacturer of precious metal items to stamp the item with a fineness mark, their maker's mark and the Obligatory National Mark.

The National marks for German gold items (from 1884 to date) is a crown in a circular frame-shape. The National Silver (from 1884 to date)
is a combination of a crescent moon and a crown. As the National mark steel pouches have been hand-engraved by different die cutters, they will show variations in both style and design.

As of 2002, the five German Platinum standards is use are 999, 960, 950, 900 and 800.

Sorry I cannot be of further assistance - with the information and photogrpahic material submitted but only to inform you that the mark we can see
on your bracelet, next to the stamp of GERMANY is NOT a German National mark.

If you can provide more detailed information, any background info that would help, and more photos of the entire bracelet, it might be worth getting it appraised.

Kindest Regards,

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