Gold Facts

Symbol: AU
Atomic Number: 79
Atomic Weight: 196.967
Melting Point: 1063C. 1945F.
Specific Gravity: 19.2
MOH'S Scale of hardness: 2.5-3


24K= 99 to 100% pure gold
18K=75% pure gold
14K=58% pure gold
10K=42% pure gold

Troy Weights

1 grain=0.0648 grams
24 grains=1 penny weight (dwt) 1.552 grams
20dwt=1 ounce=480grains=31.10 grams
12 ounces=1 troy pound=5760 grains=
373.24 grams

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