Hallmark Research Institute
  Providing Education and Resources for a Better Understanding and Recognition of Precious Metal Hallmarks Worldwide

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Please note: Query volume continues to be heavy.
As a request for assistance with no compensation
expected, research is conducted as free time allows which
may proveto be lengthy. We appreciate your patience.
Should you require a more timely response, please let us know
or if you have waited patiently and still have not heard from us
drop us another note asking for a status of your question.

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NOTE: Questions regarding hallmarks must be accompanied by full size, sharp and close up images. Please attach them to your email before sending it to us. Questions are accepted for hallmarks, we do not have the resources to help with Trademarks. If you are unsure of the difference, please check out our Hallmarks vs Trademarks page.  Also check our archived hallmark images on our Featured Hallmarks page. Click here ( Java must be enabled to see email link) and attach the images to the message. We will respond as soon as we are available which may not be within the same day or week of submission but we will do our best. In some cases of extended research, a fee may be incurred but only with prior approval. Images submitted may be used by HRI for educational purposes with appropriate credit. Please indicate if you do not want the images so used.

Independent research assignments accepted.
Educational sessions and presentations are available for hire.
Experts on coins and precious metal hallmarks are available for expert witness work.


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