The unit of weight employed by silversmiths. 1 lb. avoirdupois = 14.58 troy ounces; 1 oz. avoirdupois = .91 troy ounces.
A system of weight measurement for precious gems and metals. This system is different from avoir dupois weight with which most of us are familiar. 24 grains=1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights=1 troy ounce 12 troy ounces=1 troy pound
A method of weighing gold and silver and the coins made from those metals. There are 480 grains (or 20 pennyweights) in a troy ounce. There are twelve troy ounces in a troy pound. A troy ounce has 31.103 grams.
gold and silver are measured in "Troy weight", from Troyes in France, a system that includes pennyweights, ounces and pounds. The ounces and pounds do not equal the Avoirdupois or customary U.S. system that other common goods are measured in. gold is also commonly measured in metric grams. A pennyweight (abbreviated dwt.) is equal to 1.5552 grams. 24 grains = 1 pennyweight = 1.5552 grams 20 pennyweight = 1 troy ounce = 31.1035 grams 12 ounces = 1 pound troy = 373.24 grams.
Unit of weight measure used by goldsmiths and silversmiths and intended solely for measuring precious metals, a pound Troy has 12 ounces, each ounce composed of 20 pennyweights. One pound Troy equals 373.2 grams.
unit of weight employed by silversmiths. One pound equals 14.58 troy ozs; one ounce is .91 troy ozs.
The unit of weight employed by silversmiths. 1 pound avoirdupois = 14.58 troy ounces; 1 ounce avoirdupois = .91 troy ounces.
Precious metals (like gold, platinum, and silver) are measured in troy weight, which has units of pennyweights, ounces, and pounds. Troy ounces and pounds are different from everyday US measures.
Troy weight is a system of units of mass customarily used for precious metals, black powder, and gemstones.