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Hello, I have this small metal glasses which have a crown hallmark and the number 1053 and 72. I know that epns means is silver plated but can it be totally from silver? Do you know more about this? I appreciate a lot any kind of help!


Electroplated nickel silver (EPNS) is a base metal alloy called “nickel silver” which, confusingly, contains no silver whatsoever. It is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. To convert nickel silver to EPNS a very thin layer of pure silver is deposited on the surface by an electrochemical process. The silver thickness is typically 25-35 microns, about .025 - .035 millimetres.

The crown is not a hallmark - it shows that the stated capacity of the measure has been officially verified.

Phil

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Thank you so much for the information!