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Friday, February 27, 1863.

Specie and Bank Notes.--Since our last report the brokers have advanced the rates of premium for specie. They are now asking $2.40 for gold, and $2.25 @2.30 for silver. Bank notes have also advanced. We quote the buying rates at 36 @40 per ct, and the selling rates 42@45 per ct.

Bonds and Stocks.--We quote Confederate Bonds (100,000,000,) at $100 and int. The premium of ½ per cent for bonds exchanged for "new currency" is not now quotable, as the amount of eight per cent notes is equal to the demand — The quotations of other leading securities are — Va. reg'd stock 106; R C 6's, old issue, 126; do new issue, 101 and int; N. C. 8's 116 and int. Richmond City Bonds 125; Va Central Railroad stock 90; Richmond and Danville Railroad do 105½ Richmond and York River do 50; Richmond and Petersburg do 110; Exchange Bank 108; Farmers' Bank 107½ Bank of the Commonwealth 107½ Midlothian Coal Mining Co 97½ Va Life Insurance Co 155; Merchants' Insurance Co 82½

Product.--Wheat is unchanged, and transactions are very small. We quote red and white at $3.40@4.50; a prime article of white would command a higher price. Flour has advanced — superfine, $21@22; extra, $24@25; family, $26 @27.--Corn $4.25 and scarce; transactions small. Corn Meal. $4.50 per bushel. Tobacco — market active; inferior lugs, $9@12 good, $15@17, fine cutting lugs, $20@25; good and fine English, $10@40; fine manufactured, $40@50; extra bright wrappers, $50@80. Bacon — Hoground, $1.65@1.10. Butter continues to advance, and now commands $2@2.25 per 15. Apples dull at $35@10 per bbl. Dried Apples, 7.50@3. Dried Peaches, $12@15 per bush. Irish Potatoes, $5 @8 per bush. Onions, 40@50 per bbl. Eggs, $1@1.25 per doz. Beans, $7.50 @8 per bush. Peas, $7@8 per bush. Lard, $4.12@4.20 per lb. Tallow, 75 cents. Country Soap, 80c@34 per lb. Seeds — Clover, $25@27; Timothy, $7 @8, per bushel.

Groceries.--Sugar — Brown, 75@80 cts. per lb in bbls, and bbls Molasses, $@8 per gall. Coffee $3.50 per lb. Rice, 12 ½@14 cts. Salt, 20@22 cts. per lb.

Auction Sales.--At Messrs. Tardy & Williams's auction sale, yesterday, prime sugar, in hhds, brought 30@31 cents; yellow clarified, in bbls, 92.@$ coffee, $3.50; green tea, $10.37; molasses, $6.87; rice, 12 ½@ lard, $1.17, &c.--At Messrs. Robinson, Adams & Co.'s sale, to-day an advance in several articles was denoted. Prime sugar, in bbls, brought 81@82 cents; in bags, 82@88 cents; new rice, 14 cents; green tea. $10.50 @$11.75; manufactured tobacco, 50@$32, extremeness for middling to fine; cotton yarns, $7.50@$10.25.

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