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Paul Revere Silver Spoon Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Quite the Serendipitous Find

Updated: May 19, 2023


Paul Revere Silver Spoon

One of our greatest treasures in our Silver Museum is our Paul Revere Sterling Silver Demitasse Coffee Spoon. It is made of 90% pure coin silver and was created in the late 18th century.


Our Silver Museum Owner, Greg Arbutine, was digging through a big bucket of scrap silver flatware that he had purchased in bulk from another dealer back in 1998. He eyeballed through some of the pieces in the barrel. An obscure "PR" mark on one of the pieces caught his eye. He researched it and to his surprise and delight, the mark matched up to Paul Revere. Subsequently he showed the piece to other experts in the industry and they all confirmed that this was indeed a spoon made by the famous patriot Paul Revere Jr. - talk about the dumpster dive save of a century! Had Greg not rescued the piece, it would have been melted down and lost forever. This was definitely one of the most serendipitous finds ever.


Back side of our Paul Revere silver spoon showing the "PR" mark for Paul Revere.


World's Most Expensive Piece of Silver by Weight

A similar one to our demitasse spoon made by Paul Revere sold at Heritage Auctions in year 2021 for $8,125.


It weighed only .18 troy ounces making this worth $45,138.88 per troy ounce.


This is one of the world's most expensive silver items based on weight.








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Please send us photos, measurements and item descriptions. Thanks, Greg Arbutine

Silver Museum Owner






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May 07
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Fantastic business ! Keep up the great work ethic. Very unique idea!

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Apr 27, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Awesome!

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Apr 27, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Wow! What a great find. Love this.

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