Page images
PDF
EPUB

Names of Coins.

contents in

Old

New

Weight. jure gold. value. value.

110

531

NETHERLANDS.
grains. grains.

$ Gold Lion, or 14 florin piece 127 117.1 4.731 5.047 Ten florin piece, 1820, 1031 93.2 3.766 4.017

PARMA. Quadruple Pistole-double in proportion,

441 386. 15.59616.638 Pistole of Doppia, 1787,

97.4 3.935 4.198 do. do. 1796, 110 95.9 3.875 4.133 Maria Theresa, 1818,

99 89.7 | 3.624 3.87 PIEDMONT. Pistole, coined since 1785– half in proportion,

145 125.6 5.075 5.414 Sequin-half in proportion,

52.92.127 2.279 Carlino, coined since 1785half in proportion,

702 634.4 25.632 27.349 Piece of 20 Francs, called Marengo,

99 82.7 | 3.341 3.565 POLAND. Ducat,

534 52.9 2.137 2.279 PRUSSIA. Ducat, 1748,

534 52.9 2.137 2.279 do. 1787,

534 52.6 2.125 2.267 Frederick double, 1769,

206 185. 7.475 7.974 do. do. 1800,

206 184.5 7.454 7.952 do. do. 1778,

103 92.8 3.749 3.999 do. do 1800,

103 92.2 3.725 3.973 PORTUGAL. Dobraon,

828 759. 30.666 32.714 Dobra,

438 401.5 16.222 17.305 Johannes,

432

17.068 Moidore-half in proportion, 166

16. 6.56 Piece of 16 Pestoons, or

152.2 6.149 1600 Reas,

54

49.3 1.992 2.125 Old Crusado of 400 Reas, 15 13.6 .549 .585 New do. of 480 Reas,

161
14.8

.598 .637 Millrea, coined in 1755,

19 18.1 .732.789 ROME. Sequin, coined since 1760, 52] 25.2 2.109 2.258 Scudo of the republic, 408 367, (14.82815.818

Names of Coins.

Old New Weight. Contents in

pure gold. I value. value.

533

Russia.

grains. grains. $ $ Ducat, 1796,

54 53.2 2.15

2.293 do. 1763,

531 52.6 2.125 2.267 Gold Ruble, 1756,

241 22.5 .909 .969 do. 1799,

184 17.1 .691 .737 Gold Pollin, 1777,

8.2 .331 .353 Imperial, 1801,

1954 181.9 7.349 7.84 Half do. 1801,

92 90.9 3.673 3.924 do. do. 1818,

992 91.3 3.689 3.935 SARDINIA. Carlino-half in proportion, 2471 219.8 8.881 9.474

SAXONY. Ducat, 1784,

534 52.6 2.125 2.267 do. 1797,

52.9 2.137 2.279 Augustus, 1754,

102) 91.2 3.685 3.921 do. 1784,

1021 92.2 3.725 3.974 Sicily. Ounce, 1751

683 58.2 2.351 2.508 Double Ounce, 1758

137 117. 4.727 5.042 SPAIN. Quadruple Pistole or Doub

loon, 1772, double and single, and shares in proportion,

416 377.2 15.03 16.034 Doubloon, 1801,

417 360.5 14.56 15.532 Pistole, 1801,

104 90.1 3.64

3.882 Coronilla gold dollar or vinteur, 1801,

27 22.8

.921 .982 SWEDEN. Ducat,

53 51.9 2.097 2.237 SWITZERLAND. Pistole of Helvetic republic, 117) 105.9 4.279 4.504

TREVER. Ducat,

539 52.6 2.125 2.267 TUSCANY. Zechino or Sequin,

53 53.6 2.166 2.31 Ruspone of the kingdom of Etruria,

161) 161. 6.5031 6.939

weight

contents in

Names of Coins.

Old

New pure gold. value. value.

do.

1789,

TURKEY.
grains. grains.

$ Sequin Fonducli of Constan

tinople, 1773, 531 43.3 1.749 1.865 do.

534 42.9 1.733 1.848 Half Misseir, 1818,

184 12.6 .491) .521 Sequin Fonducli,

53 42.5 1.717 1.831 Yermeebesklek,

734 70.3 2.84 3.029 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Eagle coined before July 31,

[1834, 270 247.5 10. 10.668 do. coined since July 31, 1834, shares in proportion 258 232.

10. VENICE. Sechino or Sequin-shares in proportion,

54 53.6 2.166 2.31 WURTEMBURG. Carolin,

147) 113.7 4.594 4.898 Ducat,

53 51.9 2.097 2.237 ZURICH. Ducat, double and half in proportion,

531

2.125! 2.267

52.6 /

Note.-Four pennyweights of gold being divided into 24 equal parts, these parts are called carats; but gold is often mixed with some baser metal, which in the mixture is called alloy; and according to the proportion of pure gold which is in every 4 pennyweights, so the mixture is said to be so many carats fine. Thus, if only 20 carats of pure gold and 4 of alloy, it is 20 carats fine; if 22 carats of pure gold and 2 of alloy, 22 carats fine ; and if there be no alloy, it is 24 carats fine or pure gold. A carat is 4 grains.

To compute the fineness of any gold coin from the foregoing

table.

RULE. As the weight of the coin, Is to its contents in pure gold, So is 24 carats, To the fineness required.

Examples 1. The weight of the American Eagle, coined prior to July 31st, 1834, was 270 grains, its contents in pure gold is 247.5 grains I wish to know how many carats fine it is.

As 270 : 247.5 :: 24 : 22 carats fine. Answer. 2. Required the fineness of the American Eagle coined after July 31st, 1834.

Aš 258 : 232 :: 24 : 21 carats 225 grains. Ans. 3. I wish to know the fineness of the Turkish Sequin Fonducli.

As 53 : 42.5 :: 24 : 194 nearly. Answer. 4. I demand the fineness of the sequin of Rome.

As 52.5 : 52.2 :: 24 : 23.86 carats fine. Ans. 5. Required the fineness of Rupee of Madras.

As 180 : 165 :: 24 : 22 carats fine. Ans. 6. Required the fineness of the Spanish Doubloon.

As 417 : 360.5 :: 24 : 204 nearly. Answer. 7. I wish to know the fineness of Ruspone of the kingdom of Etruria.

As 161.25 : 161 :: 24 : 23.96 carats fine, or nearly

pure gold. Answer.

MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS. 1. A hare starts 5 rods before a greyhound, and is not perceived by him until she has been up 34 seconds; she scuds away at the rate of 12 miles an hour, and the

greyhound on view makes after her at the rate of 20 miles an hour-How long will the course hold, and what ground will he run, beginning with the outsetting of the greyhound ?

Ans. 5832 seconds : 17024 feet run. 2. A. leaves New Italy at 4 o'clock in the morning for Harrisburg, and goes at the rate of 6 miles an hour, without intermission: B sets out of Harrisburg for New Italy at 5 o'clock the same morning, and rides at the rate of 5 miles an hour constantly—the question is, whereabouts on the road will they meet, and at what time; the distance being 55 miles ? Ans. 32 miles from Harrisburg, at 2711 min.

past 9 in the morning.

3. There is an island which is 36 miles in circumference; now if at the same time and from the same place; two footmen, A and B, set forward to travel round about the said island, and follow one another in such a manner that A travels every day 9 miles and B 7 miles—the question is to find in what space of time they will meet again, and also how many miles, and how many times round the island each footman will then have travelled.

Ans. They will meet at the end of 18 days from their first parting, and then A will have travelled 162 miles, (or 41 times the circumference of the island) and B will have travelled 126 miles, (or 3 times the circumference of the island.)

4. An Italian Mulberry orchard in New Italy measures as follows, viz: south side 42.9 perches, west side 37.2 perches, north side 33.4 perches, east side 36.1 perches; the north-east and south-east corners are each a right angle-I wish to know how much longer the diagonal from the northeast to the south-west corner is than that from the north-west to the south-east corner.

Ans. 6.89 perches. 5. During the memorable storm of sleet and snow on the 8th and 9th of January, 1836, a tree (near the compiler's door,) 80 feet in height, was broken in such a manner as to touch the ground 60 feet from the foot of the tree,I wish to know the length of the piece broken. Ans. 621 feet.

Rule for such questions. Add the square of the height of the tree to the square of the distance from the foot of the tree to the top (after it fell); divide the sụm by twice the height of the tree, the quotient will be the length of the broken piece.

6. Required the diameter of a circle that will comprehend within its circumference the quantity of an acre of land.

Ans. 235 ft. 6 in. 7. A may pole 50 ft. 11 in. in length, at a certain hour of the day casts a shadow 98 ft. 6 in. long; I would hereby findi the breadth of a river, that, running 20 feet 6 inches from the foot of a steeple, 300 feet 8 inches high, the extremity of the shadow of the steeple reaching 30 feet 9 inches beyond the stream.

Ans. 530 ft. 5 in. nearly, 8. If 6 men can perform a piece of work in 4} days, how many men will accomplish another four times as large in one fourth the time ?

Ans. 96.

« PreviousContinue »