Did You Know?
The average price for gold between 1865 and 1900 was $20. At twenty dollars and ounce; $23,000 in gold would weigh about 72 pounds. This would amount to more then the two small bags handed to the disguised bandit. Even at the more modern rates of the early 20th centuries $32 per ounce the gold would weigh almost 34 pounds. See more