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21st Feb '17 7:45:41 PM Discar
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* ''Film/JohnWick'': The assassin underworld uses gold coins as standard currency, with traditional money only being used for bounties and other excessively large sums. In [[Film/JohnWickChapterTwo the sequel]], one of the Continental bosses is seen inspecting newly minted coins before they are put into circulation.

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* ''Film/JohnWick'': The assassin underworld uses gold coins as standard currency, with traditional money only being used for bounties and other excessively large sums. In [[Film/JohnWickChapterTwo [[Film/JohnWickChapter2 the sequel]], one of the Continental bosses is seen inspecting newly minted coins before they are put into circulation.
21st Feb '17 7:45:21 PM Discar
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* ''Film/JohnWick'': The assassin underworld uses gold coins as standard currency, with traditional money only being used for bounties and other excessively large sums. In [[Film/JohnWickChapterTwo the sequel]], one of the Continental bosses is seen inspecting newly minted coins before they are put into circulation.

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21st Feb '17 7:42:22 PM Discar
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* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Gold pieces are a currency in Fillory. The show doesn't go into much detail, so it's not clear if [[WorthlessYellowRocks gold is much more common there]] or if the team just keeps trying to buy expensive things, but either way they never have any money on hand. Because Fillory is a magical land, people will accept barter in other forms like magical promises or vials of blood, but only the desperate accept such deals.
5th Feb '17 12:57:03 AM Arancaytar
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* Deconstructed in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', where Harry realizes that with a fixed exchange rate of Sickles to Galleons, any enterprising wizard could use the relatively volatile Muggle market for arbitrage.
26th Jan '17 7:33:00 PM MiddleEighth
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*Somewhat averted in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' in the case of Baravada, where the currency is pretty much dime-sized gold coins and gems of widely varying sizes. Only hints of the coinage in Ketafa are given, but when the four are given a pouch of money and sent to Baravada, it's mentioned several times that they're toting around worthless silver and copper coins.
**As well in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', with gold Swords, silver Shields, and copper Torches. Given how expensive everything has become, silver and copper quickly become worthless.
20th Jan '17 12:47:10 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Westeros uses golden dragons, silver stags, and copper stars as currency.
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.
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