A days wage coin

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  1. rainy day

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    As I am sure you all know. We used to work for a single silver denarius for a hard days labour. Some say the denarius was 4.5 grams, some say 1/10th of an ounce of silver. Can we buy coins this size? If not would it be a good idea to start making them again?
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Have you bothered to even look ?
     
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    There was someone making Per Diem 1/10oz rounds (pic below), but not sure if they're still in business. There's not a lot of fractional silver out there and it's usually expensive.

    Per Diem.jpg
     
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    slavaja Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I would love to see move reproductions of ancient silver coins.
     
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    Picking up Australian predecimal silver is likely the most affordable way to invest in fractional or the US junk coins. Looks like the 50% shilling is the closest in silver content to the denarius at just under 1/10th an ounce.

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    Coin Type Minted Silver / Coin (Oz) Quantity Total Silver Weight
    92.5% Threepence
    1910 - 1944
    0.0419

    50% Threepence
    1947 - 1964
    0.0227

    92.5% Sixpence
    1910 - 1945
    0.0839

    50% Sixpence
    1946 - 1963
    0.0453

    92.5% Shilling
    1910 - 1944
    0.1680

    50% Shilling
    1946 - 1963
    0.0908

    92.5% Florin
    1910 - 1945
    0.3364

    50% Florin
    1946 - 1963
    0.1818

    Crown
    1937 - 1938
    0.8407
     
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    Day Wages pay in Gold Please; prefer 1 oz.
     
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    GoldenEye Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The most easily recognised and cheapest fractional silver in Australia.
     
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    A lot of the world still works for 1/10th of an ounce or a few dollars a day. Somehow at some point in the past the western world group of countries greatly increased the value of their currency artificially. How?
     
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    Hardly, the 3rd world is very inefficient, for example someones job is carrying water in buckets from a river to the market each day, just back and forth all day, can't expect to be paid much for doing that. Also silver is not as rare as it was in ancient times, someone had to dig it out with a pick, today machines do it and extract more in greater amounts.
     
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