Difference between revisions of "Troy weight"

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(1 troy ounce = 480 grain)
m (1 troy pound = 12 troy ounce)
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==Conversions==
 
==Conversions==
  
1 troy ounce = 480 [[grain (weight)|grain]]
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:1 troy ounce = 480 [[grain (weight)|grain]]
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:1 troy pound = 12 troy ounce

Revision as of 10:28, 15 April 2013

A troy ounce is a unit of measure used for precious metals, such as gold, which dates back to the Middle Ages. Its name is based on Troyes, France. There are 12 troy ounces in a troy pound, in contrast with 16 conventional ounces to a conventional pound.

A troy ounce is slightly heavier than an ordinary ounce: there are 14.58 troy ounces in one conventional pound.

Conversions

1 troy ounce = 480 grain
1 troy pound = 12 troy ounce