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24th Jan '16 2:04:24 PM eedwardgrey3
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* The Swedish ''riksdaler'', from 1642 until the invention of paper money, came in silver and copper versions of equal value. The copper version could weigh up to 44 lb.
18th Jan '16 7:40:16 AM Underachiever
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* In early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', every single coin, whether copper, silver, gold or whatever, weighed 1/10th of a pound, which naturally resulted in some fairly large treasure piles. The logistics of getting found riches ''out'' of the dungeon so you could get {{experience points}} for them were a deliberate part of the challenge.
27th Dec '15 12:18:30 PM Omeganian
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* One episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' was centered around treasure buried in UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's tomb. It turned out to be a sapphire approximately the size and shape of a plate.
27th Dec '15 12:03:48 PM Omeganian
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* The Russian comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of Russia '''and'' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.

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* The Russian comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of Russia '''and'' '''and''' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.
27th Dec '15 12:03:05 PM Omeganian
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* In Russian movie ''Ширли-мырли'' diamond worth multiple GDP of whole Russia.

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* In The Russian movie comedy ''Ширли-мырли'' (Shirly-Myrly; meaningless gibberish often said by one of the characters) is centered around a diamond worth multiple GDP so big, that once sold, it can solve all the economical problems of whole Russia.Russia '''and'' allow a three year vacation for its entire population.
21st Dec '15 5:01:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** When actual sizes are given in carats, they are always ludicrously low. Fist-sized gems are described as being twenty carats. So either their carats are not like our carats, or the ponies are only a few inches tall (which would make the toys life-sized).
13th Dec '15 1:35:29 PM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]]. Additionally, one route in ''Infiltrating the Airship'' has him steal a ruby that's just as big as the aforementioned diamond.
13th Dec '15 1:26:22 PM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Stealing the Diamond]]'', the titular diamond Henry plots to steal is as big as him and can be used to knock out a guard by simply [[DeathFromAbove dropping it on his head]].
25th Nov '15 2:22:53 AM Omeganian
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* Synthetic sapphire is made in lumps up to half a ton in weight. Now, they are normally uncolored (technically, corundum) and mainly used to make windows, but it's theoretically quite possible to make a million-carat gem.

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* Synthetic sapphire is made grown in lumps up to half a ton in weight. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK7VmZt2VXs hundreds of kilograms apiece]]. Now, they are normally uncolored (technically, corundum) and mainly used to make windows, windows or smartphone screens, but it's theoretically quite possible to make a million-carat gem.
21st Aug '15 5:12:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* The diamond in ''{{Snatch}}'' has a diameter of about 4-5 centimetres (1.6 inches) and weighs 86 carats. Notably, everyone in the film who knows anything about jewelry makes a ''huge'' deal about its size.

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* The diamond in ''{{Snatch}}'' ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' has a diameter of about 4-5 centimetres (1.6 inches) and weighs 86 carats. Notably, everyone in the film who knows anything about jewelry makes a ''huge'' deal about its size.



** Also in the Discworld, in Discworld/ReaperMan, where Death gives an 800 carat diamond called the Tear of Offler (a crocodile god) as a gift to [[spoiler:Renata Flitworth]].

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** Also in the Discworld, in Discworld/ReaperMan, ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', where Death gives an 800 carat diamond called the Tear of Offler (a crocodile god) as a gift to [[spoiler:Renata Flitworth]].



* ''Boulder Dash'' and ''{{Repton}}''
* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series has the [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]], seven fist-sized gems of varying colors, and the Master Emerald, a gemstone the size of a full-grown man. In addition to being implausibly large, they also give you super-powers, which real emeralds seldom do.
* ''WackyRaces'' NES game.

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* ''Boulder Dash'' ''VideoGame/BoulderDash'' and ''{{Repton}}''
''VideoGame/{{Repton}}''
* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has the [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]], seven fist-sized gems of varying colors, and the Master Emerald, a gemstone the size of a full-grown man. In addition to being implausibly large, they also give you super-powers, which real emeralds seldom do.
* ''WackyRaces'' ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' NES game.



* ''{{Runescape}}''. Despite this, gems can be cut within a second.
* ''{{Spelunky}}'' features gemstones that are the size of your character's torso.
* Even in ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games. Example - Jewel Man's stage.

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* ''{{Runescape}}''.''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. Despite this, gems can be cut within a second.
* ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' features gemstones that are the size of your character's torso.
* Even in ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' ''Franchise/MegaMan'' games. Example - Jewel Man's stage.



* NES version of ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' has blue gemstones larger than the Boy himself.

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* NES version of ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'' has blue gemstones larger than the Boy himself.



* In the Speed Slice challenge of ''WiiSportsResort'', giant diamonds are one of the possible objects to cut. Don't ask how it's possible.
* The gems floating around in the ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' series are almost as big as Spyro.
* ''DangerousDave'', what big gems do your games have.
* ''HocusPocus'' had large gemstones floating mid-air.

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* In the Speed Slice challenge of ''WiiSportsResort'', ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', giant diamonds are one of the possible objects to cut. Don't ask how it's possible.
* The gems floating around in the ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series are almost as big as Spyro.
* ''DangerousDave'', ''VideoGame/DangerousDave'', what big gems do your games have.
* ''HocusPocus'' ''VideoGame/HocusPocus'' had large gemstones floating mid-air.



* The jewels in ''MontezumasRevenge'' are fully half the size of Panama Joe.

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* The jewels in ''MontezumasRevenge'' ''VideoGame/MontezumasRevenge'' are fully half the size of Panama Joe.



** The original film that began ''ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.

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** The original film that began ''ThePinkPanther'' ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.



* One episode of ''JimmyNeutron'' has Jimmy and friends making use of ''boulder-sized, polished, and cut diamonds'' they found sticking out of a mountain face...

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* One episode of ''JimmyNeutron'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' has Jimmy and friends making use of ''boulder-sized, polished, and cut diamonds'' they found sticking out of a mountain face...



* One ''{{Garfield}}'' comic had him singing on the fence for a Boy Scout troop from a made-up island. After one of the scouts throws a boot at him, Garfield angrily tells them to at least throw money if they must throw something at him. Next panel has him being knocked over by a large object and commenting that he forgot that the only currency on that island was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_stones "forty-pound chariot wheels"]].
* Not exactly a newspaper comic, but a serial called "Wormy" that was featured in ''DragonMagazine'' used this trope. Seen [[http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/haroog/archive/080.htm here]], When Jed enters a pub to buy a drink.

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* One ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic had him singing on the fence for a Boy Scout troop from a made-up island. After one of the scouts throws a boot at him, Garfield angrily tells them to at least throw money if they must throw something at him. Next panel has him being knocked over by a large object and commenting that he forgot that the only currency on that island was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_stones "forty-pound chariot wheels"]].
* Not exactly a newspaper comic, but a serial called "Wormy" that was featured in ''DragonMagazine'' ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' used this trope. Seen [[http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/haroog/archive/080.htm here]], When Jed enters a pub to buy a drink.



* In ''{{The Restaurant at the End of the Universe}}'', the exchange rate of eight Ningis to one Pu "is simple enough, but since a Ningi is a triangular rubber coin 6,800 miles along each side, no-one has ever collected enough to own one Pu."

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* In ''{{The Restaurant at the End of the Universe}}'', ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', the exchange rate of eight Ningis to one Pu "is simple enough, but since a Ningi is a triangular rubber coin 6,800 miles along each side, no-one has ever collected enough to own one Pu."



* The largest unit of the Jade currency of the Realm in ''{{Exalted}}'' is a slab referred to as a talent, which is 24x48 inches and weighs almost seventy pounds. Even its lesser denominations, the bar and the mina, weigh more than a pound and are several inches long. The impracticalities of their size (and their very high value) means that such units are rarely used in actual transactions or even owned in their whole forms; they're more often just moneys of account.

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* The largest unit of the Jade currency of the Realm in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is a slab referred to as a talent, which is 24x48 inches and weighs almost seventy pounds. Even its lesser denominations, the bar and the mina, weigh more than a pound and are several inches long. The impracticalities of their size (and their very high value) means that such units are rarely used in actual transactions or even owned in their whole forms; they're more often just moneys of account.



* The ''SuperMarioBros'' series has coins as tall as small Mario. Lots of games also feature special coins, such as those with Yoshi's likeness, which are larger than even large Mario.

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* The ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series has coins as tall as small Mario. Lots of games also feature special coins, such as those with Yoshi's likeness, which are larger than even large Mario.



* Bell bags in ''AnimalCrossing'' series are drawn much larger than would fit in the character's pocket.

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* Bell bags in ''AnimalCrossing'' ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series are drawn much larger than would fit in the character's pocket.



* ''SeriousSam II'' had coin pickups which give points when picked up and like any decent item in the game, constantly spinning mid-air.

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* ''SeriousSam II'' ''[[VideoGame/SeriousSam Serious Sam II]]'' had coin pickups which give points when picked up and like any decent item in the game, constantly spinning mid-air.
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