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I just bought german silver ingots and found out they  aren't silver do they have any vaule

Hi, Merle.

Pieces marked as "German Silver" generally don't have much value. It can get confusing because some pieces actually made in Germany may contain a high percentage of silver but they will have additional numbers or words to indicate that.

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