Financial and Commercial.
Tuesday, July 28th, 1863.
Specie and Bank Notes.--The rates for specie are irregular and the brokers all report "nothing doing." They are generally bidding $9 premium for gold and $8 for silver, but have very few offers holders capturing to . The amount of bank notes in the market is also very ligated, and within the past few days prices have gone up amazingly.
Some of the brokers to-day were offering 200 per cent premium, or three for one, and at one place 250 was the bid.--The selling rate may be quoted at 225, 275 .
Bonds and Stocks.--The last auction sales
indicate the prevailing rates, viz: Confederate bonds, 8's, registered, 163d ult!
interest payable May and November, 105 interest payable January and July, 102, 107½, latter for 1879.
, interest paying, 300, do, registered 1892, 176, R. and Danville R. R.
bonds, 189, 194, Farmers' Bank stock 150, Bank of Richmond 109¼ 110, Richmond
and Liverpool Packet Co. . Two more auction sales
are advertised in this paper to take place this week.
Produce, Provisions, &c.--Prices have undergone no material change since our last report.
We quote Butter at $250 per lb by the package, Lard $1.50, 1.60, Bacon
$1.65, 170, Concess $1.59, 1.75--the market swell in piled.
Groceries.--We quote Brown Sugar
, from sales to-day, at $1.75 80 per lb. Coffee $3.75 according to grade.
$4.25 per lb. Molasses . Rice
for old, no new in the market.
Peanuts $10 per bushel.
We have heard of no sales of new Wheat
in this city.
Flour is at at Extra and $49 for Family.