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Fur value 1857 #7053497
11/17/20 09:29 PM
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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7053512
11/17/20 09:34 PM
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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7053554
11/17/20 09:54 PM
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People sure had nice handwriting in those days.

Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7053598
11/17/20 10:13 PM
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Rat prices seem to be the same. In today's value that would be a bit more than $5 a pelt.
About $22 for coon.

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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7053702
11/17/20 11:16 PM
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Since the inflation rates weren't tracked before the early 1900s, I used the value of gold then versus today to convert it into dollars. The fiat dollar has lost about 98% of its value from inflation if you're using gold as the monetary exchange.

Rats: $16.17
Mink: $204.14
Marten: $225.00
Red Fox: $113.01
Otter: $314.88
Coon: $66.17

Upon further investigation there is unofficial inflation rates (based on cost of living) for 1857 which would make the values about 1/3rd of the above prices. Making Pike River right on his $22 coon theory.

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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7053739
11/17/20 11:39 PM
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I have to wonder why Wolves are not on that list.

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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7054395
11/18/20 04:26 PM
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Or coyotes. Where did coyotes come from?


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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7054447
11/18/20 05:15 PM
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How about weasels, skunks and opossums?


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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7054449
11/18/20 05:17 PM
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Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7054454
11/18/20 05:21 PM
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What's that after beaver? Lbs?

Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Crit-R-Dun] #7054470
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Originally Posted by Crit-R-Dun
What's that after beaver? Lbs?

pounds?

Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: BanditBuster] #7054476
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Originally Posted by BanditBuster
Since the inflation rates weren't tracked before the early 1900s, I used the value of gold then versus today to convert it into dollars. The fiat dollar has lost about 98% of its value from inflation if you're using gold as the monetary exchange.

Rats: $16.17
Mink: $204.14
Marten: $225.00
Red Fox: $113.01
Otter: $314.88
Coon: $66.17

Upon further investigation there is unofficial inflation rates (based on cost of living) for 1857 which would make the values about 1/3rd of the above prices. Making Pike River right on his $22 coon theory.

Correct, based on purchasing power.

Re: Fur value 1857 [Re: Gary Benson] #7054546
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Couple of them Cross Fox would've made your day back then!

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