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30th Sep '16 6:57:45 AM johnnye
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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me a liar.
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''

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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me
->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a liar.
motive with a universal adaptor on it.''
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
'''Joe Sarno''', ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun''
31st Aug '16 5:24:00 PM PedanticSpeaker
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* An old ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comic involves Donald knocking loose a concrete egg and discovering that the thing's actually filled with money. After cracking it open with a wrecking ball, he finds out it belongs to Uncle Scrooge, and he kept it around in case of emergency. Yes, it was his nest egg.

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* An old ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comic involves Donald knocking loose a concrete egg and discovering that the thing's actually filled with money. After cracking it open with a wrecking ball, he finds out it belongs to Uncle Scrooge, and he kept it around in case of emergency. Yes, it was his [[JustForPun nest egg.egg]].
22nd Aug '16 2:48:41 PM Discar
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* A minor example in ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. Each battle of the Shattered Plains (though not the war as a whole) is driven by the appearance of chasmfiend pupae, each of which contain an enormous gemstone. A "gemheart" represents a staggering amount of money, enough to fund an army for months, and also provides the gems that are used to magic up food for said armies.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
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A minor example in ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. Each battle of the Shattered Plains (though not the war as a whole) is driven by the appearance of chasmfiend pupae, each of which contain an enormous gemstone. A "gemheart" represents a staggering amount of money, enough to fund an army for months, and also provides the gems that are used to magic up food for said armies. \n This has turned what was supposed to be a war for vengeance into just another contest between the nobles, which is [[NotWhatISignedUpFor extremely annoying for their soldiers, who are dying in droves on a daily basis]].
** In Kaladin's backstory, when the citylord died he left a large amount of money to Kaladin's family in order to pay for Kaladin's education as a surgeon. The new citylord wants the money and keeps trying to find ways to get it, such as making the other villagers think that they'll be rewarded if they steal them for him, or suggesting that Kaladin's parents shouldn't be paid for work. [[spoiler:This gets worse when it turns out Kaladin's father really did steal the money. He forged the old citylord's will, but insists that if the man had been lucid in his last moments, he would have done so on his own]].
19th Jul '16 8:50:17 PM CountDorku
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Fiasco}}'' has quite a few playsets where a possible Object is a container of some description stuffed with cash or other valuable material, such as diamonds or gold dust. It goes so far as to quote Joe Sarno of ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun'' in a page describing what Objects add to the game:
-->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adapter on it.''
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29th Apr '16 5:40:41 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", the MacGuffin is a satchel full of CounterfeitCash that the crooks are attempting to retrieve. Any kind of valuable contraband could have served the same purpose.
13th Mar '16 4:58:03 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': The briefcase full of smoits (tokens found on dairy bars and packets of chips and used to buy basically anything a kid could want once enough of them are saved up) serves this function "The Currency of Doubt".

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25th Feb '16 9:50:07 AM Willbyr
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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.

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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.
11th Feb '16 4:28:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[MacGuffinTitle The eponymous treasure of Gold Roger]] in ''Main/OnePiece'' is very much a MacGuffin. Of course, while everyone ''assumes'' it's a vast fortune, the exact nature of it is arguably the greatest mystery in the series. It's merely the prestige of having been the only one since Roger to make it to the end of the world that will make whoever finds it the pirate king. In all likelihood, the actual ''treasure'' (as in silver and gold and all) aspect of the One Piece is probably rather not much. Speculations on what it could be range from a single piece of eight (It is ONE piece, after all) to a one piece bathing suit that Roger was fond of.
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18th Dec '15 10:05:04 AM johnnye
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* The Scapular with supposedly reveals the secret hiding place of the Treasure of Literature/TheBlackCoats

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* The Scapular with which supposedly reveals the secret hiding place of the Treasure of Literature/TheBlackCoatsLiterature/TheBlackCoats.
15th Sep '15 10:32:45 AM Hanz
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* In the first ''RyuGaGotoku'' (known as ''Yakuza'' in the West), 10 Billion Yen disappears from the Tojo Clan's vault, sending Tokyo teetering on the brink of open gang warfare as everyone hunts down the missing money.

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* In the first ''RyuGaGotoku'' (known as ''Yakuza'' in the West), ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', 10 Billion Yen disappears from the Tojo Clan's vault, sending Tokyo teetering on the brink of open gang warfare as everyone hunts down the missing money.
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