OK, so I found this super great awesome Digital Scale on Amazon.com that can weigh my fine gold, flakes and nuggets for only $9.29, but I forgot to buy the 100 gram weight ($3.42) to calibrate.
In the mean time I was able to use some 1 Troy OZ Silver Maple Leafs (3 Maple Leafs + 1 Cdn quarter and 1 Cdn penny) as weight to add up to 100.06 grams. After Calibrating, using the instructions on the lid of my super, great, awesome Digital Scale I then checked several coins just to make sure I was getting good readings. And indeed I am.
Check these out:
US Dime = 2.26 g Cdn Dime = 1.74 g Cdn quarter = 4.44g
Now, I should be able to determine if that tiny flake of gold is .25 of a gram or not !
Notes on Canadian Coins:
Each Canadian coin in circulation weighs differently based on size and content. According to the Canadian Numismatic Publishing Institute, there are nine coins in circulation. Each coin has different dimensions and is composed of different metals, making each unique.
The nine coins, their weights in grams and their compositions are:
- One cent, 2.35 grams, 0.94 steel 0.015 nickel 0.045 copper plating
- Five cents, 3.95 grams, 0.945 steel 0.035 copper 0.02 nickel plating
- Ten cents, 1.75 grams, 0.92 steel 0.055 copper 0.025 nickel plating
- Twenty-five cents, 4.4 grams, 0.94 steel 0.038 copper 0.022 nickel plating
- Fifty cents, 6.9 grams, 0.9315 steel 0.0475 copper 0.021 nickel plating
- One dollar, 7.0 grams, 0.915 nickel 0.085 bronze plating
- Two dollars, 7.3 grams, 0.69 nickel 0.29 copper 0.02 aluminum
- Five dollars, 8.36 grams, 0.900 gold 0.100 copper
- Ten dollars, 16.72 grams, 0.900 gold 0.100 copper
On May 4, 2012, Canada minted its last penny. In early 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint began to collect and recycle them because the cost to mint one penny was 1.6 cents.