February 1, 2011

USA, 1859: Queen Catalogue (Identical Prices to McAllister's, 1855)

Ore, in Colombia (USD$, Gold Rate) :
1858/9: 1 Troy Ounce platina (Cartagena: ore) = $ 4. 
1859:  1 Troy Oz. platina (84% Choco ore, at purity) = $ 4.75 
1859:  1 Troy Oz. Gold (Chocó ore) ~USD$ 16.20 

In USA:

1858: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Mfg: Spoon) = USD $ 28.80 
1858: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Mfg: Crucible) = USD $ 14.40 
1858: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Foil) = USD $ 12.00 
1858: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Wire) = USD $ 9.60 
1858: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Scrap, SOLD) = USD $ 8.00

1859: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (Mfg: Spoon) = USD $ 28.80 
1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Mfg: Crucible) = USD $ 14.40 
1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Foil) = USD $ 12.00 
1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Wire) = USD $ 9.60 
1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Scrap, SOLD) = USD $ 8.00

Presumably, the same Philadelphia printer was employed, wholesale prices were both  standard & stable in the latter half of the 1850s.  See 1855

1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-mfg, whols./ret.) = $ 14.40

Citation: Illustrated Catalogue of mathematical, optical and philosophical instruments ... James W. Queen, 1859



1859:






March, 1859: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (scrap) ~ $ 7.

March, 1859: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium Chloride ~ £ 1.50 ($ 7.35)


 

c.1859


Where 1,478 English Troy Grains  = 3.079 Ozt; 95.77 Gr

c.1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (Intrinsic) = $ 6.03

Citation: The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Vol. 43 No. 1, p.117


c.1859:

The "common price of Platina" at a refined and semi-manufactured bulk price of $8 per Ozt was probably wholesale Platinum, not Alloy Plate sold to trade.

1859: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum Alloy (Trade) = $ 8.


 


Dental manufacture for Full Denture (Half-Set) was $25, $50 for a Full Set.

 

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