December 14, 2016

Austria, 1838

DSQ
Advertised at Gold Coin Rates; adjust to Paper Rates as necessary. 

1833: 1 Troy Oz. Platinum (London Mfg, Ret.) = Fl. 14.37  (£ 1.50
1836: 1 Ozt. Platinum (London: Fine Wire Ret.) = Fl. 16.68 (£ 1.75
c.1839: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Paris Mfg, Bulk) = Fl. 11.20 (Fr 30.48
1838:  1 Ozt. Platinum (USA: Semi-Mfg, Imp.) =  Fl. 20.785 (USD$ 10.)

1837:  1 Ozt. Platinum (SPb: Coined, Silver Rate) = Thlr. 6.91 (~$ 6.72) 
1838:  1 Ozt. Platinum (SPb: Coined, Silver Rate) = Fl. 13.82 ($7.02)

1833: 1 Ozt. Pt (SPb: Coined, Silver Rate) ~ Fl. 10.60 

Identical prices for some Platinum-Ware (See 'Evaporating-Basin') in the 1832 Batka Catalogue suggest stable retail prices.   Platinum-ware was ~6x more expensive than Silver-ware.

Taking the Unze (2x Loth @16.07719 Gr. =) @32.1544 Grams; (106.) Sheet and Wire,

1838: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Semi-Mfg: Sheet/Wire) = Fl. 14.51 ($ 7.37) (£ 1.5158)

Abfälle zum Auflösen 11 fl. die Unze (Scrap Sold for Fl. 11./Unze)

1838: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Scrap: Sold) = Fl. 10.64 ($ 5.40) (£ 1.1115)

(1069.) Crucibles, of every type and mode, Fl. .50/Gram
1838: 1 Ozt. Platinum (Mfg : Crucible, Ret.) = Fl. 15.5517 ($ 7.90)  (£ 1.6246

Citation: Annalen der Pharmacie, Vol. 27 (1838), pp.





December 4, 2016

Paris, 1824: Palladium Bowl


Described in 1851 a s 1 Kilogram, is was likely 900 Ounces.



Value?