History Main / GoldSilverCopperStandard

30th Oct '16 7:11:26 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', by the same author and in the same continuity InSpace - has [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ an examination of the trope]] as one of its story arcs; The transition from precious metals to fiat currency makes possible [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional-reserve_banking fractional-reserve banking]], that is, printing more money than one has commodities to trade. From there, it's a simple step to printing money without having ''any'' commodities to trade - and trading the fake money to purchase real commodities. Eventually, those who print the money control all the commodities, and everyone else has a pile of worthless paper.

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* ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', by the same author and in the same continuity InSpace - has [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ an examination of the trope]] as one of its story arcs; The transition from precious metals to fiat currency makes possible [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional-reserve_banking fractional-reserve banking]], banking,]] that is, printing more money than one has commodities to trade. From there, it's a simple step to printing money without having ''any'' commodities to trade - and trading the fake money to purchase real commodities. Eventually, those who print the money control all the commodities, and everyone else has a pile of worthless paper.



* The world-building site [[http://www.santharia.com Santharia]] has a GoldSilverCopperStandard, but somewhat more complex than the standard Gold piece and including some other metals as well: The most valuable (and extremely rare) coin is a Mithrene, made of Mithril and used only in Royal transactions, the least valuable is the Copper San (leading to such expressions as "adding my two sans" in-world). The whole table can be found [[http://www.santharia.com/standards/currency_santharian.htm here]]

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* The world-building site [[http://www.santharia.com Santharia]] has a GoldSilverCopperStandard, but somewhat more complex than the standard Gold piece and including some other metals as well: The most valuable (and extremely rare) coin is a Mithrene, made of Mithril and used only in Royal transactions, the least valuable is the Copper San (leading to such expressions as "adding my two sans" in-world). The whole table can be found [[http://www.santharia.com/standards/currency_santharian.htm here]]here.]]
30th Oct '16 7:10:49 PM WillKeaton
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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' plays this straight ''a la'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', except that 1 gold coin equals to 100 silver coins being also ''a lot'' of money[[note]]1 silver coin is the daily wage of unskilled labor[[/note]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that all the (known) world was ruled by the same Empire for centuries.

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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' plays this straight ''a la'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', except that 1 gold coin equals to 100 silver coins being also ''a lot'' of money[[note]]1 money.[[note]]1 silver coin is the daily wage of unskilled labor[[/note]]. labor.[[/note]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that all the (known) world was ruled by the same Empire for centuries.
30th Oct '16 7:10:21 PM WillKeaton
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** Their exchange values are notably not decimal increments and might actually reflect realistic rates as shown [[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Money here]].

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** Their exchange values are notably not decimal increments and might actually reflect realistic rates as shown [[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Money here]]. here.]]
30th Oct '16 7:09:44 PM WillKeaton
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The trope title is a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard gold standard]], when paper money is set to be worth a fixed amount of gold, but the trope is otherwise unrelated to the concept. See the [[Analysis/GoldSilverCopperStandard analysis page]] for more information on the real-world implications of the trope.

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The trope title is a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard gold standard]], standard,]] when paper money is set to be worth a fixed amount of gold, but the trope is otherwise unrelated to the concept. See the [[Analysis/GoldSilverCopperStandard analysis page]] for more information on the real-world implications of the trope.
6th Oct '16 7:17:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''EverQuest'' has platinum coins above the other three. Each denomination trades up at a 10:1 ratio. The coins don't automatically get converted up; you have to do that at a bank. In ''EverQuestII'', the exchange ratio was increased from 10:1 to 100:1.

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* ''EverQuest'' ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' has platinum coins above the other three. Each denomination trades up at a 10:1 ratio. The coins don't automatically get converted up; you have to do that at a bank. In ''EverQuestII'', ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'', the exchange ratio was increased from 10:1 to 100:1.
15th Sep '16 10:09:51 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''[[LightNovel/Overlord2012 Overlord]]'', being based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', uses the same set of 1 Platinum coin being worth 10 Gold coins, 100 Silver coins or 1000 Copper coins.
14th Aug '16 8:21:50 AM SparksOfTheTempest
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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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* ''VideoGame/{{Wildstar}}'' uses this system, system at a 100:1 ratio, which is odd seeing as it's set in what more or less comes to a ScienceFiction SaturdayMorningCartoon.SaturdayMorningCartoon. Like ''[=EverQuest=]'' above, it also has platinum above gold.
31st Jul '16 10:09:06 PM Gingerkitteh
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' uses copper, silver, gold, and platinum coins. 100 coins of a lower denomination are equal to one higher-denomination coin. In fact, for ease of storage, 100 coins of a lower denomination can be ''crafted into'' a higher-denomination coin and when collecting coins, they automatically turn into the higher-denomination and the opposite occurs when buying from an NPC. How you craft a lot of copper into a little silver (or silver into gold, etc) is [[MST3KMantra best not thought about too much]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' uses copper, silver, gold, and platinum coins. 100 coins of a lower denomination are equal to one higher-denomination coin. In fact, for ease of storage, 100 coins of a lower denomination can be ''crafted into'' a higher-denomination coin and when collecting coins, they automatically turn into the higher-denomination and the opposite occurs when buying from an NPC. How you craft a lot of copper into a little silver (or silver into gold, etc) is [[MST3KMantra best not thought about too much]].[[note]]It is possible to have stacks of coins above the 100 auto-convert limit (up to 999), especially for the purposes of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Coin Gun]] which uses coins as ammo; higher denominations do more damage.[[/note]]
15th Jul '16 4:37:31 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' plays this straight ''a la'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', except that 1 gold coin equals to 100 silver coins being also ''a lot'' of money. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that all the (known) world was ruled by the same Empire for centuries.

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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' plays this straight ''a la'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', except that 1 gold coin equals to 100 silver coins being also ''a lot'' of money.money[[note]]1 silver coin is the daily wage of unskilled labor[[/note]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that all the (known) world was ruled by the same Empire for centuries.
15th Jul '16 4:32:25 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' plays this straight ''a la'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', except that 1 gold coin equals to 100 silver coins being also ''a lot'' of money. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that all the (known) world was ruled by the same Empire for centuries.
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