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MCBUCK
06-24-2008, 10:43 AM
I don't have scales that can give me even an approximate weight so here is a simple question for you....

Compared to an ounce....how many quarters would equal 1 ounce ?

I have some gold splashes I wan to sell, but don't want to unless I have atleast 3/4 to 1 full ounce.

whitmo
06-24-2008, 11:14 AM
Five quarters weighed .99 oz on my cheap mail scale.

dawg2
06-24-2008, 11:20 AM
Also, since many places use "grains" to measure gold, 480 grains = 1 oz

JEG60
06-24-2008, 12:08 PM
My office postal scale shows 5 quarters are exactly 1.0 oz.
Even checked 5 older quarters and 5 newer quarters and they both weighed the same.

MCBUCK
06-24-2008, 12:13 PM
What I needed to know !! You fellers are ggrreeaatt !!

dslary
06-24-2008, 11:06 PM
Gold is sold by the troy ounce which is 480 Grains. Lookup your metric conversion and you'll see that it is somewhat heavier. See http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060608130500AAvgEii

Stan in SC
06-25-2008, 10:15 AM
Bear in mind that if this is gold jewelry that you are selling that it is usually not 24 kt.If,for example it is 12 kt. then it is 50% gold.Just because it weighs 1 ounce it may not be a pure ounce of gold.

specialk
06-25-2008, 10:22 AM
also, the gold price listed on the commodity pages of most newspapers are in troy ozs., the postal scale measures avoirdupois ozs.,...........