Enter the volume and density of the precious metal into the calculator to determine the weight. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Precious Metal Weight Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the weight of precious metal.

W = V * D

Variables:

- W is the weight of the precious metal (grams) V is the volume of the precious metal (cubic centimeters) D is the density of the precious metal (grams per cubic centimeter)

To calculate the weight of the precious metal, multiply the volume of the precious metal by its density. The result will be the weight of the precious metal in grams.

## What is a Precious Metal Weight?

A Precious Metal Weight refers to the measurement of the mass or weight of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. This weight is typically measured in troy ounces in many international markets, a unit of measure that originated from the French town of Troyes. Precious metal weight is a crucial factor in determining the value or price of these metals, with heavier weights generally being more valuable. It is also used in the minting of coins, bullion bars, and other forms of precious metal investments.

## How to Calculate Precious Metal Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Precious Metal Weight using the formula W = V * D.

- First, determine the volume of the precious metal (V) in cubic centimeters.
- Next, determine the density of the precious metal (D) in grams per cubic centimeter.
- Next, gather the formula from above = W = V * D.
- Finally, calculate the weight of the precious metal (W) in grams.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a weight calculator.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

volume of the precious metal (V) = 10 cubic centimeters

density of the precious metal (D) = 5 grams per cubic centimeter