English Coin Scale
Pic  DC 8

John Greaves & Son coin scale, made from flat strips of metal pressed at the end to form platters for the coin. Turnover weight for the sovereign and half-sovereign, and a slider for determining the discrepancies in light coins. As the scale was of the rocker type, it was essential to locate the coins accurately, and so the platter was stepped to fit the diameters of the sovereign and half-sovereign. The steps also served to check the dimensions of the coins. This compact little balance was contained in a maroon leather-covered case with a black and gold instruction label inside the lid. 

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