History Main / GoldSilverCopperStandard

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.
21st Aug '15 10:54:52 PM Omeganian
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* In the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, all three are mentioned, although the copper is seldom seen - the heroes tend to be short on something so small. At one point, Zedd pretends to be a rich merchant by transforming copper and silver coins to gold, and there is no mention of any reshaping required. The gold/silver exchange rate is stated then to be 1/40.55, with copper apparently being similar.
10th Aug '15 7:43:17 PM EryliaStarheart
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** These days, copper tends to be worthless in inter-player currency exchanges, while Silver tends to be treated the same way pennies (or similar currency) would be in real life. Many expansions ago, however, even one Gold was a large amount of money and trading was mostly done in Silver.
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** These days, copper tends to be worthless in inter-player currency exchanges, while Silver tends to be treated the same way pennies (or similar currency) would be in real life. Many expansions ago, however, even In vanilla game, one Gold was a large non-trivial amount of money and trading was mostly done in Silver.gathering several hundred of these for an epic mount could take months. Today, quest rewards and selling VendorTrash at maximum level give 20-50 gold at a time, and many players have accumulated hundreds of thousands of gold.
12th Jul '15 9:37:48 AM Kalaong
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When the money is called something other than [metal] piece or [metal] coin, it's also a FictionalCurrency. TastyGold is related, for checking the purity of the gold coins. Often a GlobalCurrency, though that's [[JustifiedTrope understandable]], as the value in the coins comes from the precious metal itself. For settings that skip copper and silver to jump straight to gold, see CheapGoldCoins.
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When the money is called something other than [metal] piece or [metal] coin, it's also a FictionalCurrency. TastyGold is related, for checking the purity of the gold coins. HearMeTheMoney is historically used to test silver coins. Often a GlobalCurrency, though that's [[JustifiedTrope understandable]], as the value in the coins comes from the precious metal itself. For settings that skip copper and silver to jump straight to gold, see CheapGoldCoins.
6th Jul '15 7:37:56 PM zarpaulus
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* In Paul Kidd's ''Literature/SpiritHunters'' the Sacred Isles use such a standard. A copper coin is enough to feed a man, if they don't mind rice porridge and tea, for a day. Silver is good for a month of such a lifestyle and a gold Roku (Kuno's annual salary as an Imperial deputy) is worth a year, in theory.
16th Jun '15 11:21:26 PM jormis29
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* In the fairy tale ''The Tinder Box'' a soldier is offered riches for doing a favor for a witch. In exchange for retrieving the tinder box of the title, he can take his fill of coins from three rooms. The first, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as saucers, is filled with copper coins. The second, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as waterwheels, is filled with silver coins. The third, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as towers, is filled with gold coins. No mention is ever made of why bother making the first two rooms, unless you expect to be making a lot of change. The witch gives him her shawl which will allow him to get past the dogs. [[spoiler: The soldier takes as much gold as he can but refuses to turn over the tinder box unless she tells him why she wants it. When she won't, he cuts off her head. Now rich he moves on, finding out by accident that the tinder box can summon the three dogs to do his bidding, which is of course uses for rape and murder. The end.]]
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* In the fairy tale ''The Tinder Box'' ''Literature/TheTinderBox'' a soldier is offered riches for doing a favor for a witch. In exchange for retrieving the tinder box of the title, he can take his fill of coins from three rooms. The first, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as saucers, is filled with copper coins. The second, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as waterwheels, is filled with silver coins. The third, guarded by a dog with eyes as big as towers, is filled with gold coins. No mention is ever made of why bother making the first two rooms, unless you expect to be making a lot of change. The witch gives him her shawl which will allow him to get past the dogs. [[spoiler: The soldier takes as much gold as he can but refuses to turn over the tinder box unless she tells him why she wants it. When she won't, he cuts off her head. Now rich he moves on, finding out by accident that the tinder box can summon the three dogs to do his bidding, which is of course uses for rape and murder. The end.]]
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