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  Troy Weight:  
  A traditional system of measuring the weight of gold, named after Troyes in France. Troy weight uses grains, pennyweights, ounces and pounds. The Troy ounce and pound are not the same as the US ounce and pound. There are 480 grains to a Troy ounce, and 12 Troy ounces to a Troy pound.

See also: Gold, Jewelry Education.

 

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