830 silver is a type of silver that is common with foreign silver pieces from Scandinavia. It was once the official standard for silver pieces in Norway. Below we'll provide more detail about this silver type and how much it can be worth.

What Is 830 Silver?

830 silver is real silver with a relatively high purity. The number 830 refers to its level of purity, and it means that your silver item is 83% silver and 17% alloy. This number system is an easy way to tell an item's purity. Another example is 900 silver which is equal to 90% silver.

One of the advantages of 830 silver is that it's more durable than the higher-purity alternatives.

830 Silver Tea Strainer
An 830 silver tea strainer

How to Find Markings

Markings are easy to spot for any type of silver piece. You should clearly see the number 830 or 830S engraved on the piece. If you have a piece of jewelry then the number may be smaller and more concealed, but it should still be visible.

830 Silver Marking

The Value of Your 830 Silver

In order to get the melt value of your 830 silver piece, you'll need to multiply the total ounces of silver by the spot price of silver. We make this easy for you with our scrap silver calculator. All you need to do is load up the calculator, select 830 from the purity dropdown box, enter the weight of your item, and then click the 'calculate' button.

It's good to know the value of your silver item. If you were ever going to sell your item then you have a base price.


Silver items come in all different types of purities. Below we will review two alternatives to 830 silver.

800 Silver

800 silver is very similar to 830 silver. The only difference is that 800 silver has a little more alloy, so therefore it's not quite as pure. 800 silver is more commonly found in items from Germany and Italy.

900 Silver

900 silver is similar to 800 silver. The only difference is that 900 silver has about 8% more silver content, so therefore it's more pure and a little less durable. Many US coins minted before 1965 contain 900 silver. In addition, 900 silver can also be found in items produced in foreign countries such as China and Germany.