Home Precious Metals

Thrift shift find. Silver?

I can't seem to find the markings online anywhere to find out if this is silver . Paid 3$ for it


Comments

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 24, 2021 4:46AM

    No, it's not silver. With a large company like International, if it were actual silver it would be stamped International Sterling.

    Edit:
    International Silver Silver Soldered is also listed under silver plate here on the bottom right.
    https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_I.html

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
    instagram.com/klnumismatics

  • dagingerbeastttdagingerbeasttt Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    No, it's not silver. With a large company like International, if it were actual silver it would be stamped International Sterling.

    Edit:
    International Silver Silver Soldered is also listed under silver plate here on the bottom right.
    https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_I.html

    Thank you.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting item, but likely plated; seems to be some flaking/rusting around the edges?

    ----- kj
  • dagingerbeastttdagingerbeasttt Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:
    Interesting item, but likely plated; seems to be some flaking/rusting around the edges?

    I started to clean it off. It had a bunch of black substance all over it. No flaking or rust that I noticed .but I thought it was neat.

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suspect that only the solder used to join two metals contains trace amounts of silver.

    "Do you hear alarm bells ringing? Neither do I. And that’s a huge problem." - Simon Black

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe (As @derryb said) that just the solder used was of silver content... That is why it is clearly stated. Cheers, RickO

Sign In or Register to comment.