Have you ever heard people talk about troy ounces vs a “regular” ounce? Here’s the difference: One standard ounce contains 28.3495231 grams and one troy ounce contains 31.1034768 grams. Precious Metals are always measured in Troy ounces. Why the difference? The most likely explanation is that gold, silver and other precious metals are such universal and important materials, that a standard measurement system is not an option but a requirement. That unfortunately means that the people from the United States are at a small disadvantage, when it comes to properly measuring these things with the standard machines we might use in day to day life.
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