May 22, 2013

Germany, 1898

Spring, 1898: 1 Troy Ounce Platinum (mkt) = ℳ 55.986
September, 1898: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (mkt) = ℳ 62.207

At the turn of the year 1895 Platinum cost 1,555 Marks per kilogram. In the spring of 1896 it was already 1,620; by January 1897 it cost 1,660. In the summer of the same year (1897) it was in the 1,700s.  In the Spring of 1898 in the 1,800's, in September 2,000. - and today it costs 2,250 Mark . 

Citation: Die Zukunft. Herausgeber: M. Harden, Vol. 27  Maximilian Felix Ernst HARDEN (1899)



1898: 1 Troy Oz. platina (82.5% Russian ore) = 40.20 (USD$ 9.54)
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Pt (Refining Cost) = 1.244 (USD$ 0.30)
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Russian platina, refined = ℳ 49.97 (USD$ 11.86)
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Pt Refiner Profit (First Base Price Cost) = ℳ 6.01 (USD$ 1.43)
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (semi-mfg; whols/ret) = 55.99 (USD$ 13.29)

Citation: Die Metalle: Geschichte, Vorkommen und Gewinnung, nebst ausführlicher ...Bernhard Neumann p.363

 

Palladium:

1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium Sponge (Refined, Whols.) = ℳ 55.986 (USD$ )
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (Wire, Whols.) = ℳ 99.53 (USD$ )
1898: 1 Troy Oz. Potassium tetrachloropalladate(II) = ℳ 31.103 (USD$ )

1898: 1 Troy Oz. Palladium (NYC: Metal, Whols.) = USD$ 29.55

Citation: Engineering and Mining Journal, Vol. 65 5/14/1898 p.586

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