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26th Apr '16 1:16:36 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' books (at least, the fantasy ones set on the world of Titan) have 1 gp = 10 sp. Some of the books mention copper or bronze pieces. ''Titan'', the UniverseCompendium, says gold and silver coins from different countries their own names (Kings and Queens, Suns and Moons, etc.) and different designs, but they're all basically the same size and weight and worth the same amount. There are also oddities in some cultures such as Port Blacksand's Wyvern, a smaller gold coin worth 5 sp; in other words a half gp.
26th Apr '16 12:50:31 PM DaibhidC
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* There's a suggestion of this in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', where Granny Aching is first offered a hundred silver dollars to solve the Baron's problem and, when she turns it down, is offered fifty gold dollars, suggesting that, as far as the people of the Chalk are concerned, what a coin is called is less important than what it's made of.
18th Apr '16 5:46:08 AM NativeJovian
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* Movie website [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/ iCheckMovies]], in which visitors check movies they've seen, gives [[CosmeticAward awards]] for progress in the [[https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/?tags=user:icheckmovies official lists]] (which includes the IMDb highest-ranked, award-winners, and lists made by books, magazines or famed authors). They're graded\colored - along with different sizes as the status rises - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum (50%, 75%, 90%, [[HundredPercentCompletion 100%]]).
3rd Apr '16 11:36:03 AM igordebraga
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*Movie website [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/ iCheckMovies]], in which visitors check movies they've seen, gives [[CosmeticAward awards]] for progress in the [[https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/?tags=user:icheckmovies official lists]] (which includes the IMDb highest-ranked, award-winners, and lists made by books, magazines or famed authors). They're graded\colored - along with different sizes as the status rises - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum (50%, 75%, 90%, [[HundredPercentCompletion 100%]]).
5th Mar '16 12:15:06 PM ReaderAt2046
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* An interesting twist on this trope shows up in FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse. Before Celestia became Corona, Equestria used to use gold for its currency. After Corona, though, use of gold coin is considered blasphemy, and possibly treason. There was a period of economic chaos before one pony managed to create a new silver-based currency system, which Equestria continues to use to this day.
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27th Jan '16 3:27:31 PM tealmage
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' uses a decimal system in which one gold ducat is equal to ten silver thalers, each of which is worth ten bronze farthings (in the English version; ''Heller'' in the original). Additionally, there are ten iron kreutzers to the farthing.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' games use this ratio, but name the coins for historical currencies: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducat ducat]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taler taler]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthing_%28British_coin%29 farthing]]. (This can be jarring for players who recognize the ducat, thaler, and farthing, and are expecting them to convert to each other at their historical rates.)

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* The Games based on ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', like the ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' games and ''VideoGame/{{Blackguards}}'' series, use this ratio, but name the currency system from the source material (in which the gold, silver, and copper coins for are called "ducats", "thalers", and "farthings" respectively, despite having nothing to do with the historical currencies: currencies of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducat ducat]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taler taler]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthing_%28British_coin%29 farthing]]. (This can be jarring for players who recognize the ducat, thaler, and farthing, and are expecting them to convert to each other at their historical rates.)same names).
8th Jan '16 4:15:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpiceAndWolf'' has far too many currency systems to even remember, and while their values are based on gold and silver content, the trust that the traders give to the coin is more important. A tiny shift in precious metal content can lead to huge shift in value; very much like it used to be in real life, in fact.

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* ''SpiceAndWolf'' ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' has far too many currency systems to even remember, and while their values are based on gold and silver content, the trust that the traders give to the coin is more important. A tiny shift in precious metal content can lead to huge shift in value; very much like it used to be in real life, in fact.
3rd Dec '15 5:56:58 PM Darekun
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' uses gold, silver, and bronze coins as money in the wizarding world; they're called [[FictionalCurrency galleons, sickles, and knuts]], respectively. Their relative values are not decimalized, but rather have 17 sickles to the galleon and 29 knuts to the sickle, presumably to make their system similar to the [[OldMoney pre-decimalized British currency]] (or perhaps as another way of making the wizarding world whimsical/whacky). Canon is silent upon whether they're ''made'' of these metals or merely equivalent colours.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' uses gold, silver, and bronze coins as money in the wizarding world; they're called [[FictionalCurrency galleons, sickles, and knuts]], respectively. Their relative values are not decimalized, but rather have 17 sickles to the galleon and 29 knuts to the sickle, presumably to make their system similar to the [[OldMoney [[UsefulNotes/OldBritishMoney pre-decimalized British currency]] (or perhaps as another way of making the wizarding world whimsical/whacky). Canon is silent upon whether they're ''made'' of these metals or merely equivalent colours.
8th Sep '15 9:14:57 PM Joyce13
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* The currency of Emelean in the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' universe also uses gold, silver, and copper coins. The small coin is known as 'crescents', or 'creses' for short. Astrels were the next highest, and were only minted in silver and gold. The largest value coin was a gold maja, described as resembling a medallion more than a coin, and equaled half a year's income for a poor country. The other countries that the protagonists visit have different names for their currency, but they all use the same standard.

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* The currency of Emelean in the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' universe also uses gold, silver, and copper coins. The small coin is known as 'crescents', or 'creses' for short. Astrels were the next highest, and were only minted in silver and gold. The largest value coin was a gold maja, described as resembling a medallion more than a coin, and equaled half a year's income for a poor country.person. The other countries that the protagonists visit have different names for their currency, but they all use the same standard.
27th Aug '15 1:22:26 AM ShamusAran
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* ''VideoGame/{{Wildstar}}'' uses this system, which is odd seeing as it's set in what more or less comes to a ScienceFiction SaturdayMorningCartoon.
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