Question by  cleanfreak (13)

How much does a Troy ounce of gold weigh?


Answer by  KaylaMM (7)

The troy ounce is heavier than a food ounce. If you purchase a one ounce gold coin, you are purchasing a troy ounce. If you use a food scale to measure a troy ounce of gold, it will be about 10% heavier than a food ounce, 1.09714286 ounces.


Answer by  rebecca0515 (434)

Troy weight is typically used to measure gemstones and precious metals. One troy ounce is equal to a little over thrity one grams. The Troy system of measurement was designed by the Scottish, it has not been used extensively since Medieval times.


Answer by  me4265 (7)

A troy ounce is a unit of measurement established by the British empire (an empirial measurement). It is the equivalent of today's measurement of 1/16 of one pound or 28.3 grams.


Answer by  naputnam (454)

1 troy ounce weighs 31.1034768 grams. The troy ounce is heavier than the typical ounce. When you buy a 1 ounce gold coin, you are receiving a "troy" ounce of it. If you put that same gold coin on a scale you will find that it weighs about 10% more than ounce we normally use (avoirdupois ounce), about 1.1 ounces.

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