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Book - The Victoria Gold Valuer's Ready Reckoner, 1853 Document Reg. No: HT 8394

Summary:
Book entiltled 'The Victorian Gold Valuer's Ready Reckoner' published in 1853.

For dozens of registered gold brokers and merchants throughout Victoria, a 'ready reckoner' provided a quick and accurate means of determining the value of gold without resorting to complex calcuations. Prices were listed in tables based on the price per ounce, weight and purity of the gold.
Description:
Small, worn hardcover book, with brown, linen cover. Gold text on spine.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.70 cm (Width), 17.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: gold, gold rushes, surfacing
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Assaying - Gold
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: On spine: THE/VICTORIA/GOLD/VALUER'S/READY/RECKONER
On title page: THE VICTORIA/GOLD VALUER'S READY RECKONER/AND/ASSAYER'S CHEMICAL GUIDE:
Author: Mr John Scoffern, 1853
Date Published: 1853

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