"Price Per Ounce" In Context

Tyler Durden's picture

When it comes to commodities priced "per ounce", the two most quoted products are silver, and of course gold. But in a broader context are these prices a lot or little? How do some other less known commodities stack up to the world's two most precious metals. Here are the prices for a wide universe of other compounds which are also priced on a "per ounce" basis...

  • Copper: $0.24
  • Silver: $33
  • Beluga caviar: $345
  • Gold: 1,700
  • Carbon 60: $2,495
  • Cocaine: $4,791
  • Namibian uncut rough diamonds: $98,490
  • Plutonium Oxide: $165,500
  • Soliris (anemia drug): $533,000
  • Human eggs: $157 trillion

That said, we doubt any of the above have the wealth and capital preservation capabilities of those two most popular shiny metallic objects which may or may not be edible, but have survived the rise and fall of nearly 3000 paper currencies over the ages.

Source: Wired

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malikai's picture

WTF? Cocaine is 5k/oz? Someone's getting fucked..

I won't even ask about the human eggs one..

Looney's picture

I'd like a human Egg Benedict with some plutonium on it. Please? ;-)


wee-weed up's picture

Of course, you'll pay a little more for human eggs from free-range chickies!

Pladizow's picture

What do Michael Jackson and caviar have in common?

- They both come on little white crackers!


Pool Shark's picture



What do Michael Jackson and the Houston Astros have in common?

- They both wear a glove on one hand for no apparent reason...


Pladizow's picture

What do Michael Jackson and a K-mart sale have in common?

-  They both have little boy's pants half off!

knukles's picture

But you can eat human eggs....

(never mind)

BKbroiler's picture

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.


krispkritter's picture

I heard you can dig coke out of the ground for only $5 an ounce!

Or was that a dead Mexican's backpack?

WmMcK's picture

What did Rock Hudson and Len Bias have in common?
They both got into some bad crack.

francis_sawyer's picture

The "price per ounce" of ANYTHING is denominated in PAPER JOOBUX... Henceforth, value your purchases accordingly...


Accordingly [as well] this comment will attract a certain number of 'junks'... But remember AS ALWAYS, francis_sawyer IS NOT the one stealing your wealth... It's not in my DNA to do so... I have a bunch of valid comments on another thread on how to make your food dollar stretch [both nutritionally & wealth transfer wise]... Junk me THERE if you disagree [or if my food choices are not properly kosher ~ which, in of itself (kosher beatification), is simply another schematic TITHE to transfer money to Jewish rabbis ~ and which, is another topic]...

Iam_Silverman's picture

"denominated in PAPER JOOBUX"

Yes, sneaky of them Jews, isn't it.  They have even managed to infiltrate the Chinese with their remnimbi and the Japanese with their Yen.  Quite the worldly bunch, eh?

Arthor Bearing's picture

I'm sure there's somebody out there who will be happy to make the argument that the leaders of the Chinese communist party are jewish

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

I don't know about that but the Japanese Imperial Navy did enjoy a little Torah! Torah! Torah!

francis_sawyer's picture

Hey Croc... So What IS helpful anyway?... Help me out here... Jews have had century old franchise on printing ['counterfeitting'] currency... Hows that working out 4 ya at the moment [aside from paper gold shorts allowing the 'non-idiotic' to squirrel away phyzz at what ought to prove to be a decent price [down the line]...

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

If I follow your line of reasoning then I'll have to submit to anyone who puts me down by calling me a straight, white male. It's one of those do unto others things. If you prefer the gentile version then try this: "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself." -- Confucius

francis_sawyer's picture

  "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."


OK Confucius ~ I'll bite... Let's start with TODAY & RE-DO the entire monetary system...

I wouldn't:

- Be nipping on the jock of "new colony" American [US of A] legislators for more than a century (thru two central bank dissolutions, the 2nd of which was only possible [war of 1812] was funded because I'd already gotten my jew claws into the British Monarchy... The American Civil War [funded & orchestrated by New York jew banking interests to cripple Southern states commodities commerce]... Later ~ ASSASINATE President Lincoln because 'greenbacks' were successful in their own right [but were not JOOBUX ~ so a bullet needed to be put into his head]...

- Started [in the dead of night on a Chrismas holiday]... the US Federal Reserve [after assasinating 2 other US Presidents after Lincoln who were not, in the end, compliant]... On his DEATHBED ~ Woodrow Wilson would confess to this failure & tragedy [His face, 'mockingly' placed on the $10,000 FRN by the same jews he appeased after he was threatened & co-erced]...

No ~ You're right... They're NOT 'joobux'... I'm just an 'anti-semitic' asshole [who has never stolen, nor CONSPIRED TO STEAL a penny of your wealth using various paper schemes]...

Carry on... LABEL me as you will for being a threat to humanity...

Sincerely ~


sullymandias's picture

That's the problem with forums like this. Everyone's a biter.

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture



Carry on... LABEL me as you will for being a threat to humanity...


You're mainly a threat to yourself but your humanity has yet to be established. So no harm, no foul on that count.

mvsjcl's picture

It's a broad brush you stroke. A cabal of family interests don't necessarily apply to the greater masses that share a specific religion. In fact, I'd be willing to state that it's highly unlikely that this cabal adheres to any religion that we'd call such.

Pseudo Anonym's picture

how about the argument that the chinese bankers are zionists of luciferian denomination instead of:

that the leaders of the Chinese communist party are jewish

e_goldstein's picture

They are the other, other lost tribe... like the mormons.

Sudden Debt's picture

depends what you buy and from who he.
I buy some 2 to 3 times a year on special occacions and I pay 75 euro per gram. you'll probably find it cheaper but I don't like putting rat poison in my nose.

Looney's picture

I buy some 2 to 3 times a year on special occacions and I pay 75 euro per gram.

Make sure you buy PHYSICAL coke and not some paper-coke-ETF. ;-)


bagehot99's picture

Coke options, that's the way to go. Short straddle - coke price has barely fluctuated for 25 years.

Temporalist's picture

Coke?  That's so grandpa.  Bath Salts is the candy for the kiddies today.  Why explode your own heart with coke when you can eat someone else's on bath salts?

Sudden Debt's picture

if you don't hold it in you nose, you don't own it! :)

Nage42's picture

>annnnnnnd it's gone!

Which?  The coke, the cock, or the rock?

Arguably, rock can be interpreted as a slang for coke too...

malikai's picture

75EUR/g * 27g = 2025EUR

2025 * 1.3 EURUSD = $2632.5 (no weight discount)

$5k must be those "Street value" prices cops like to quote when they make a big bust and circle-jerk themselves in front of the cameras.

Abitdodgie's picture

Its about $750.00 an OZ in Los Angeles , give or take depending on quality

stacking12321's picture

use 31.1g

they are counting troy ounces

duo's picture

I wonder what the CIA is getting for Afghan heroin.

A Lunatic's picture

That was my problem with drugs and alcohol.........every ten minutes was a special occasion.

NotApplicable's picture

My, my, my... would you look at the time!

jballz's picture


75 euro per gram 

28 grams in an ouce (how did I know that without looking it up...)

$2,730 per ounce.


That's full retail. These street values are always bullshit, have never understood why they can't figure the price correctly.


StychoKiller's picture

There's a discount for buyin' in bulk...

"Coming into Los Angeleez, bringin' in a coupla keys..."

OldPhart's picture

Is that the new Coke or original?

Personally, I haven't had a Coke since they fucked it up in the 80's.

We are talking about a liquid beverage, right?

overbet's picture


Seen this somewhere:


Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon


Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon


Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon


Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon


Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon


Vick’s Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon


Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .= $123.20 per gallon


Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 = $25.42 per gallon


Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 = $84.48 per gallon


This ones just stupid …


Evian water 9 oz $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon! $21.19 for WATER. Even worse, I don’t think they ever even tell you where the waters from.  


(Did you ever notice that Evian spelled backwards is Naive?)


Finally .. computer printer ink.


This “liquid gold” can … depending on brand, ingredients, etc … run as high as $5,000 or more a gallon.


HungryPorkChop's picture

Time to go long and stay long on ink because Helicopter Ben's printers are stuck in hyperdrive.

Vendetta's picture

+1000.  Excellent means to educate folks with real numbers.  Was out in hawaii a little while ago and a coworker had something like a liter of water (pumped and filtered from 3000 ft in the ocean for the 'purity' supposedly) ... it seems the bottled water in the litter bottles was very popular in Japan selling for $20 ... that is $75/gallon for water. 

Ignatius's picture

And it comes with a limp dick and a nose bleed, no extra charge.

When I heard stories back in the 80s of people 'snorting a ferrari' over a weekend it was confirmation that people can be unbearably stupid.

GMadScientist's picture

There are no $500 hookers, only $500 johns.


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