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Sterling Silver Question

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IS its price the same as Bullion silver OR is sterling a MIXED metal with a percentage of Silver content ??





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Sterling silver is .925; pure silver bullion is usually .999 silver. FYI: britannia silver is .958




I went to wikipedia and found some complementary info:


* 999 (Fine silver used in bullion bars, also known as three nines fine)

* 980 (common standard used in Mexico ca.1930 - 1945)

* 958 (equivalent to Britannia silver)

* 950 (equivalent to "French 1st Standard")

* 925 (equivalent to Sterling silver)

* 900 (equivalent to "Coin silver" in the USA, also known as one nine fine)

* 875 (could be found in former USSR)

* 830 (common standard used in older Scandinavian silver)

* 800 (minimum standard for silver in Germany after 1884; Egyptian silver)


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