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13th Jun '17 6:04:15 PM bombadil211
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* The euro was started as an attempt to go in this direction. Initially, the member states of the European Union each had their own national currency (the French franc, the Italian lira, the German mark, etc.) as members of the European Monetary Union, both current and prospective European Union members are obliged to eventually adopt the euro (though one current member and one soon-to-be former member have permanent opt-out exemptions: Denmark[[note]]the Danish krone is pegged to the euro, though[[/note]] and [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt the United Kingdom]]). As of 2015, 19 of the 28 member states use the euro as their national currency (beside the two exempt, the other seven are formally obliged to at some point but currently do not because their economies joining right now is deemed too disruptive). Four non-EU countries (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City) have written agreements with the EU to use the euro for themselves, while Montenegro and Kosovo have done so unilaterally (they previously used the German mark). Several other currencies are also pegged to the euro--many of these were formerly pegged to a national currency that the euro succeeded (for example, the West African franc--itself a common currency of eight West African countries--used to be pegged to the French franc).

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* The euro Euro was started as an attempt to go in this direction. Initially, the member states of the European Union each had their own national currency (the French franc, the Italian lira, the German mark, etc.) as members of the European Monetary Union, both current and prospective European Union members are obliged to eventually adopt the euro (though one current member and one soon-to-be former member have permanent opt-out exemptions: Denmark[[note]]the Danish krone is pegged to the euro, though[[/note]] and [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt the United Kingdom]]). As of 2015, 19 of the 28 member states use the euro as their national currency (beside the two exempt, the other seven are formally obliged to at some point but currently do not because their economies joining right now is deemed too disruptive). Four non-EU countries (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City) have written agreements with the EU to use the euro for themselves, while Montenegro and Kosovo have done so unilaterally (they previously used the German mark). Several other currencies are also pegged to the euro--many of these were formerly pegged to a national currency that the euro succeeded (for example, the West African franc--itself a common currency of eight West African countries--used to be pegged to the French franc).franc).
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Caribbean_dollar Eastern Caribbean Dollar]] is a common currency used by the member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as well as one associate member.
31st May '17 12:54:23 PM Gamermaster
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* The [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest second]] and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKonsDoubleTrouble third]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games involve using two types of coins: "regular" coins for getting important items (banana coins and bear coins respectively), and "special" coins for unlocking hidden levels (Kremkoins and "Bonus coins"). Actually, both games also have a third type: a giant one with "DK" on it, but those are just for getting OneHundredPercentCompletion.

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* The [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest second]] and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKonsDoubleTrouble [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble third]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games involve using two types of coins: "regular" coins for getting important items (banana coins and bear coins respectively), and "special" coins for unlocking hidden levels (Kremkoins and "Bonus coins"). Actually, both games also have a third type: a giant one with "DK" on it, but those are just for getting OneHundredPercentCompletion.
29th May '17 8:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Sierra}}'s ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' series had "Buckazoids," a currency that was accepted not only everywhere in the universe, but everywhere in ''time'' when one of the games sent the hero [[TimeTravel time traveling]].

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* {{Sierra}}'s {{Creator/Sierra}}'s ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' series had "Buckazoids," a currency that was accepted not only everywhere in the universe, but everywhere in ''time'' when one of the games sent the hero [[TimeTravel time traveling]].
23rd Apr '17 2:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' has Gald. It's accepted everywhere, whether the main party travels from one world to another (VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia) or even time traveling (VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia).

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' has Gald. It's accepted everywhere, whether the main party travels from one world to another (VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia) or even time traveling (VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia).
4th Apr '17 2:55:15 PM HotelCalifornia
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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has Demon kredits, the monetary system of the Demon Empire. Even large swaths of the Angel Federation--sworn enemies of the Demons--use a version of kredits for transactions.
12th Mar '17 4:31:25 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, the universal currency is actually blood, due to how useful it is for the typical mad-science-related goings-on. They even have [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hemogobble.htm a monster created to hold and dispense it]].


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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', the universal currency is actually blood, due to how useful it is for the typical mad-science-related goings-on. They even have [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/hemogobble.htm a monster created to hold and dispense it]].
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11th Mar '17 6:11:58 PM TheDocCC
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* The game Witch Hunter: the Invisible World throws its hands up in the air and decides tales of terror in its setting of late 17th century alternate earth don't need to be bogged down in how many ounces of gold to the guilder and whether the colony of Virginia has bank notes yet. The universal currency, "Resources," assumes that during downtime, a Witch Hunter is taking care of such trivial matters as exchanging currencies, bartering with his or her neighbors, and so on.
19th Feb '17 9:20:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Covenant have their own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.

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** The multi-species Covenant have their has its own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.
19th Feb '17 9:20:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Credits (abbreviated as cR) are standard currency on human worlds, and it's implied that they're becoming increasingly accepted on ex-Covenant worlds in the post-war era.
** The Covenant have their own universal currency, the gekz. Its worth has dropped since the fall of the Covenant (to the point where some people no longer accept them), but it's still implied to be the most widely used currency in ex-Covenant space.
7th Jan '17 6:19:18 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when Ringo is looking at a new Ketafan city for the first time, he reports that they're using the same money as that in Baravada, despite there apparently being two different governments. George immediately questions why this is possible; the two just chalk it up to “everything being crazy.”
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