This page contains Finnish fineness marks from different eras. The pictures show good examples of the marks.

 

[GOLD MARKS] [SILVER MARKS] [PLATINUM] [PALLADIUM]

 

GOLD MARKS

 

MARK

USED

23 K 1754-1892
20 K 1754-1892
18 K 1754-1892
999 1998-
969 1892-2000
916 2001-
875 1895-1968
833 1892-1968
750 1892-
585 1925-
375 2001-

 

EXAMPLES

18K

 

969
Gold fineness marks 969 and 23K. The ring is made in Tampere in 1892, at the same time new provisions for parts per thousand fineness marks came into force. The gold fineness mark 969 has a rectangular base. Gold fineness marks with oval bases were enforced in 1893/95.

 

750
750 and 18K fineness marks. Parts per thousand fineness marks came into force in 1892, but for a long time the new marks were used alongside the old carat marks. The ring in the picture was made in 1907.

 

 

SILVER MARKS

 

MARK

USED

13, 13L 1853-1891
84 1853-1891
78 1853-1891
925H 1969-1972
916H 1925-1968
875H 1895-1968
830H 1969-1972
813H 1895-1972
999 1998-
925 1973-
830 1973-
813

1892-1894,
1973-1974
800 2001-

 

EXAMPLES

13L
Carl Fridolf Ekholm, silver fineness mark 13L (luoti), hallmark, year mark 1877, Helsinki locality mark.

 

84
From 1853, silver fineness was punched with both the luoti mark and the Russian original zolotnik mark. Shown above are 13 and 13L (luoti) and 84 and 78 (zolotniks).

 

78

 916H

 813H

 925

875h

 

 

PLATINUM

 

MARK

USED

999 1998-
950 1977-
900 2001-
850 2001-

 

EXAMPLES

950

 

 

PALLADIUM

 

MARK

USED

999 2009-
950 2009-
850 2009-
500 2009-

 

EXAMPLES

palladium 950

 

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