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.

Physical Description

Small, worn hardcover book, with brown, linen cover. Gold text on spine.


This item represents some of the most significant themes in Melbourne's history - primarily the gold rush and Melbourne's city boom and suburban spread in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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