November 12, 2010

France, 1876: Metal Prices

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Where a false 20 Franc coin had 0.1867 ozt Fine Au,

1876: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Scrap, Bid?) = Fr 20.30 (USD$ 3.93)



Faure & Kessler Platinum Boiler


1876: 1 Troy Oz Platinum (Mfg:) = Fr  (USD$ )  

Citation: Chemist and Druggist: The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Vol. 18 7/15/1876, p.272



The manufactured bulk price of a Platinum still is assumed Fr. 831.25/kg.


1876: 1 Troy Oz Platinum (Mkt: Ingot) = Fr 24.883 (USD$ 4.82) 



Compare the accuracy of the estimations to a 1878 Paris Catalogue.

1876: 1 Troy Oz Platinum (Mfg, Ret.) = Fr 41.12 (USD$ 7.97)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (refined) = Fr 139.95 (USD$ 27.12)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. Osmium (refined) = Fr 279.90 (USD$ 54.24)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. Iridium (refined) = Fr 217.70 (USD$ 42.18)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. Ruthenium (refined) = Fr 777.50 (USD$ 150.66)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. Rhodium (refined) = Fr 311. (USD$ 60.26)





1876: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (SPb: French mfg) = Fr 47.57 - 53.45

1876: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-mfg) = Fr 31.10 (USD$ 7.)
1876: 1 Troy Oz. platina (ore, Paris?) = Fr 28. (USD$ 6.30)


Dated reference? Citation: Handbuch der Mineralogie; Friedrich August Quenstedt (1877)

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