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Offline Finn235

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Least and most liquid...
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:20:39 PM »
But nothing really can beat the 10 daler kopparmynt Swedish plate money, at ca. 19 kg.

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Re: Least and most liquid...
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 10:34:51 PM »
Well if millstones count, a barrel of rum would count also.

With the help of this page, I estimate that to around 225 kilos. Not as heavy as that millstone (they must be around double the weight of a barrel of rum) but a lot more like cash. Consider that the principal use of the Yap millstones is dowry. The rum barrel was an everyday means of payment in early colonial Australia.  "Rum, and not British money, was at that time (1811) the general medium of exchange in the purchase of everything saleable throughout the territory* A small boat could be bought for 5 to 6 gallons. As the payment was consumed during construction, Australian boats were said to be "badly put together"**. :)

Peter

* An account of the Coins, coinages and Currency of Australasia by Coleman P. Hyman, Sydney, 1893, page 14
** ibid, page 9
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