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  1. #1

    Jan 2006
    Excalibur 1000, Whites IDX Pro
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    14K "fg" - SOLVED

    Hello, Found a gold wedding band and it was stamped 14k FG. I have not been able to definitively been able to find out what the "FG" stands for. I have been told among other things that it stands for "fine gold", "filled gold" and or the jewelers ID mark. Does anyone know for sure?
    Thanks in advance, glory-days

  2. #2
    us
    dfx only

    Dec 2007
    Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
    White`s dfx
    45

    Re: 14K "fg"

    Filled Gold
    All men are created unequal!

  3. #3
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    DG

    Mar 2006
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    yep!
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  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    I think I know the mark you're talking about. Is it a capital F and then a funky-looking angular G?
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    Does it look like the FG in the white gold ring in the first photo of this post?
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...topicseen.html
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  6. #6
    Ant
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    Aug 2006
    Cali
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    We need a photo to give you a confident answer.
    But I can say this:
    Gold that is not solid is normally marked GF (Gold Filled), HGE (Heavy Gold Electroplate), HGEP (Heavy Gold Electro Plate), E (Eletroplate), GE (Gold Electroplate). It isn’t marked FG as for it purity or as for it being plated. I will take a guess without seeing it and say that the FG stand for the makers Initials, or the Manufacture’s logo.

  7. #7
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    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    You're right, Ant. I have the exact same FG inside my wedding band and I can assure you that is doest not stand for filled gold, not at the price I paid for it!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  8. #8

    Jan 2006
    Excalibur 1000, Whites IDX Pro
    18

    Re: 14K "fg"

    af1733, It is exactly like that mark. Capital F and the funky G. It even has the little "c" (COPYRIGHT?) inside the circle between the 14k and the "FG". Appreciate anymore info. Thanks, glory-days

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    That's the exact same way my band is set up, 14K circle c and FG. I'm sure it's referring to the designer or manufacturer. Nice find!!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  10. #10
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    May 2005
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    Re: 14K "fg"

    Quote Originally Posted by af1733
    I'm sure it's referring to the designer or manufacturer.
    Right you are!

    It's the trademark of Frederick Goldman, Inc.

    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...ate=o0vu5u.6.2

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  11. #11

    Jan 2006
    Excalibur 1000, Whites IDX Pro
    18

    Re: 14K "fg"

    WOW!!! Thats great. Thank you all for the replies. THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST MD FORUM ON THE NET. Thanks, glory-days

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
    White's XLT
    3,816
    7 times

    Re: 14K "fg"

    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    Quote Originally Posted by af1733
    I'm sure it's referring to the designer or manufacturer.
    Right you are!

    It's the trademark of Frederick Goldman, Inc.

    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...ate=o0vu5u.6.2


    I may have been right, PBK, but you were super-right!!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  13. #13
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    Glad you guy all answered my question I just found a ring marked 14k Fg 6.4gr happy day's that's 4 pieces of gold in 2 weeks with my G2

 

 

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