Dutch hallmarking

Hallmarking in the Netherlands

Hallmarking in the Netherlands

Dutch hallmarking system of precious metals:

Dutch precious metal objects have been assayed for their precious metal content for more than 600 years and is therefore the oldest form of Dutch consumer protection. The hallmark on your piece of jewelry or utensil guarantees its level of platinum, gold and/or silver. There must be a hallmark, which is recognized in the Netherlands, on every silver, golden, platinum, palladium piece that you buy in this country.

 

 

Example Dutch gold marks - Dutch platinum marks - Dutch fineness hallmarksExample Dutch silver marks - Dutch fineness hallmarks silver since 1953

In addition to the standard mark, an assay office mark and date letter are also applied to larger objects. The assay office mark indicates where the object was assayed and the date letter, the year in which the object was assayed.

If a new object of precious metal is offered for sale on the Dutch market, in addition to a standard mark that is valid in the Netherlands, the object must also carry a Sponsor's mark that is registered in the Netherlands. This mark indicates the supervisor and/or importer responsible for marketing the object. Sponsor's marks are all unique and registered. Details about the Sponsor's marks registered in the Netherlands are available from Dutch assay offices.

In addition to the standard mark, an assay office mark and date letter are also applied to larger objects. The assay office mark indicates where the object was assayed and the date letter, the year in which the object was assayed.

The symbol for the assay office mark for platinum and gold objects is the head of a lion. The symbol for silver objects is the head of Minerva (see overleaf). There is a letter in these symbols designating the assay office that carried out the assay and applied the stamp to the object.

Examples of Dutch Assay office marks, fineness marks, makers' marks and date letter marks:

Dutch Assay office department mark Leer East Friesland

Dutch assay office mark department Deventer

Dutch makers' mark Gabynus van der Lely

Fineness mark gold 585 thousands 1 October 1955 Finished objects

Dutch makers' mark Paulus van Vianen

Dutch Year Letter / Date letter 1829

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