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

The Hallmark Research Institute
is pleased to present the recent release of

World Hallmarks - Volume II
Asia, Middle East, Africa

The New Comprehensive Reference on
Gold, Silver, Platinum,and Palladium Hallmarks
From Around the Globe

Providing unprecedented access to regions
practicing precious metal hallmarking, including

Eurasia, Arabian Gulf Nations, North Africa and more. 

Also included is the reporting on the marking practices
of the non hallmarking countries of the
United States of America, Canada, China, Mexico, and Australia.


World Hallmarks Jacket Cover


World Hallmarks
Volume II
Asia, Middle East, Africa


$228 USD

*See Shipping Information Below*

World Hallmarks
Volume II

Covering Hallmarks on

Gold - Au,
Silver - Ag,
Platinum - Pt,
Palladium - Pd

From Around the World

World Hallmarks Jacket Cover

Volume II Features...

  • Complement to the World Hallmarks Volume I - Europe

  • Covered are over 50 Countries Worldwide

  • Included are Regions of Eurasia, South East Asia,
    the Arabian Gulf Nations and more

  • Non-Hallmarking Regions Covered: United States of America, Australia, Canada, China, and Saudi Arabia

  • Instructional Color Section for Understanding Hallmarks

  • Quick Reference Analytical Index to Assist in ID

  • Clear, Newly Rendered Hallmark Graphics

  • Historical Summary of Each Country

  • Examples of Hallmark Layouts for Each Country

  • Rare and First Time Published Hallmarks

  • Narrative Format for Ease in Understanding

  • Informative Conversion, Language Comparison, Reference Chart Section

  • Dedicated Glossary of Hallmark Terms

  • Learn More About Global Hallmarking Than in Any Other Publication

  • This second volume in the World Hallmarks book series is the culmination of years of collaborative work devoted to investigating and reporting on the precious metal hallmarking practices of countries outside of Europe. Designed as a complement to Volume I, which covered Europe, Volume II presents information on hundreds of foreign hallmarks, providing instructional examples that will help to identify thousands more, plus insight to the methodologies used by hallmarking countries which provides a broader reference base for recognizing hallmarks worldwide. Together, Volumes I & II cover marks from over 90 countries, from the 19th to 21st Centuries, with more specific gold, silver, platinum and palladium mark information than in any other publication available to date.

    Thank you for the ear;y Feedback!

    Danusia, Lindy and William,
    Another heroic endeavor! Thank you for making the variants and alternates so clear.
    Nancy Martin


    Hello Team at HRI,
    Congratulations on a fantastic book!
    My copy arrived today and is all I hoped it would be and much more! An excellent addition to the first volume but more importantly a stand-alone volume on areas not touched on in the English language. The information contained is comprehensive, easy to read and covers most marks I see in my day job as an appraiser as well as covering some queries I get in my other role as curator at the Birmingham Assay Office. To my mind if you do not have access to both these volumes you have no right to call yourself an appraiser!
    Keep up the good work and please stay in touch with any other information of forthcoming publications or talks in the U.K.

    Kindest regards
    Craig O’Donnell


    *Shipping Information
          • Volume II Books are estimated to begin shipping in Mid-August.
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