Ring stamped AUSTRALIAN GOLD

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  1. Eureka Moments

    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Seeking info about this cygnet ring I found (and damaged) while detecting for nuggets.
    The band is stamped AUSTRALIAN GOLD but has no makers mark or purity. I think it was made in the 1800s. XRF test gave a reading of 16 karat.
    Does anyone know if the AUSTRALIAN GOLD stamp is/was commonly used? Does it only identify what it is made from or does it also act as a reference to its purity or an industry standard?
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    It is a beautiful find and I dare say there is gem in the same spot that was found. If you know exactly, it would be worth going back with a sieve and looking for it.
     

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