Assay Office Praha
Kozí 4
110 00 Praha 1
entry & issue: 225 982 271
auto exchange: 225 982 111
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Hallmarks

Marks czech and slovak hallmarks for gold, silver and platinum goods
Gold

fineness
Silver

fineness
Platinum

fineness
Signs

"METAL"
Gold
hallmark 4
(so called lapwing) used for
585/1000 fineness until the year 1993
Gold
old goods of lower
than legal fineness
Silver
old goods of lower
than legal fineness

In connection with the establishment of a number of the new Assay Office workplaces it seemed to be necessary to introduce a differentiation of the hallmarks within the individual workplaces using miniature letters: P-Praha, J-Jablonec nad Nisou, B-Brno, O-Ostrava, T-Turnov, R-Tábor, Z-Plzeň, L-Olomouc, H-Hradec Králové, K-Červený Kostelec. These letters are placed near the fineness number and are orientated uprigt to the vertical axis of the hallmark, thereby becoming different from the marks stamped by the Assay Office of Slovak Republic, as its marks, otherwise being identical, contains miniature letters orientated parallely with the vertical axis of the hallmark. This differentiation is applied step by step, the present marks will be used until the reserves are exhausted. The goods shall be deemed to be regularly hallmarked, no matter which workplace or Office has carried out their hallmarking, and other testing or marking of them is not required.