Currency

Currency

General

Currency comes in many denominations, but the governing principle is the same nearly everywhere. Coins or ingots are valued by weight and material.

Materials

  • Copper
    • Copper is the least valuable of the coinage metals
    • Copper coins are used most often as change or for very small debts
    • Bulk copper is almost as valuable as coined copper
  • Silver
    • Silver is the most common material used on coins
    • Debt for everyday items and services such as food or labor can be payed in silver
  • Gold
    • Gold is often encountered in everyday transactions, but most people will make change in silver or copper
    • Gold is the default currency for making large purchases, such as a horse, weapons, or houses
  • Electrum
    • Equal parts Platinum and Gold
    • Used for transferring large amounts of money between businesses or banks
  • Platinum
    • Rarely encountered in use by anyone other than banks or governments
    • Platinum ingots are used as tokens between banks, or as national treasury guarantees

Units

Material Copper Silver Gold Electrum Platinum Denominations
Copper 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 1/10,000 1, 5
Silver 10 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 1, 5
Gold 100 10 1 1/10 1/100 1, 5, 10, 20
Electrum 1,000 100 10 1 1/10 1, 5, 10, Ingot
Platinum 10,000 1,000 100 10 1 1, Ingot

Weight

Currency

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