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WP1/42446

Coin Silver Mirror

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  • Mexico, circa 1960
  • Dimensions: 17 1/2 inches in length, 14 3/4 inches in width

Coin Silver is an alloy of 90 percent silver. It is a standardized alloy with the other 10 percent comprised of a very limited number of non – silver metals like copper and nickel. In the United States, coin silver must be at least 90 percent silver. Despite its standardized nature, that has not always been the case. In fact before 1906, this material was not standardized in the same manner as it is today and it was possible to find coin silver pieces with as little as 75 percent silver.

A very intricately decorated Coin Silver Mirror having a wonderful shell and scroll design which resonates throughout the border. The mirror is quite special and therefore would look lovely in any setting. This Coin Silver Mirror has a mark of 900 on the bottom of the piece and thus we know it is 90 percent silver. Please note that there are several slight bruises on the edges of the piece.