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The edinburgh office is still open today and the only assay office left in scotland, in fact it's one of four left in the uk the history of hallmarking at the edinburgh. A special assay office mark was introduced to be used in the addition to the annual date letter, while the foreign mark on edinburgh assay office, 1904- 1998.
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