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1. Country: Latvia

 

2. Summary of hallmarking system:

 

Hallmarking is a compulsory state requirement.

 

3. Ministry responsible:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Ministry of Finance
Smilsu Street 1
Riga LV1919
Latvia
Tel: +371-67095405
E-mail: info@fm.gov.lv
Web site: www.fm.gov.lv

No

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Assay Office of Republic of Latvia
Teatra street 9
Riga LV1050
Latvia
Tel: +371-67216485
E-mail: prove@prove.lv
Web Site: www.prove.lv

Yes

 

5. Other representative bodies:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

 

 

 

6. Assay Offices:

 

Name and contact details

Mark

Member IAAO

Assay Office of Republic of Latvia
Teatra street 9
Riga LV1050
Latvia
Tel: +371-67216485
E-mail: prove@prove.lv
Web Site: www.prove.lv

Yes

 

7. Typical mark formation:

 

Woman’s head and number of the fineness in parts per thousand.

 

 


 

8. Sponsor mark details:

The Sponsor’s mark may be any combination of characters and/or pictograms in free form of shape. Sponsor‘s mark shall not be similar to other sponsors marks, to hallmarks – domestic or foreign, to fineness marks in different systems of finenesses and to designations of precious metals and abbreviations of them.

 

 


9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold

Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 0 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Other

375

The Assay Office mark may be used:

• for marking of articles which are hallmarked in foreign Assay Office (by the request of customers only);

• for marking of articles in combination with CCM;

• for marking of articles in combination with fineness mark (for technical reasons only).

585

750

916

999

 

     

  • Silver

Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 0 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Other

 

800

 

 

The Assay Office mark may be used:

• for marking of articles which are hallmarked in foreign Assay Office (by the request of customers only);

• for marking of articles in combination with CCM;

• for marking of articles in combination with fineness mark (for technical reasons only).

 

 

830

 

 

 

925

 

 

 

999

 

 

     

  • Platinum

Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Other

850

 

The Assay Office mark may be used:

• for marking of articles which are hallmarked in foreign Assay Office (by the request of customers only);

• for marking of articles in combination with CCM;

• for marking of articles in combination with fineness mark (for technical reasons only).

900

 

950

 

999

 

 

  • Palladium

Hallmarking is required for palladium articles above 1 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Other

500

 

The Assay Office mark may be used:

• for marking of articles which are hallmarked in foreign Assay Office (by the request of customers only);

• for marking of articles in combination with CCM;

• for marking of articles in combination with fineness mark (for technical reasons only).

950

 

999

 

 

  • Other metals

For designation of base metal parts in article of precious metal

  • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

Yes

 

10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

 

(i) Convention hallmarks

Member of International Convention.

 

(ii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

 

Austria (AU)

Yes

Netherlands (NL)

Yes

Cyprus (CY)

Yes

Norway (NO)

Yes

Czech Republic (CZ)

No

Malta (MA)

No

Denmark (DK)

Yes

Poland (PL)

Yes

Estonia (EE)

Yes

Portugal (PT)

Yes

Finland (FI)

Yes

Slovakia (SK)

Yes

France (FR)

No

Slovenia (SL)

Yes

Hungary (HU)

No

Spain (ES)

Yes

Ireland (EI)

Yes

Sweden (SE)

Yes

Latvia (LV)

Yes

Switzerland (CH)

Yes

Lithuania (LT)

Yes

Ukraine (UA)

No



 

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