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23rd Apr '18 4:43:41 PM AirofMystery
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* In ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} The Black Adder]]'', set in TheLateMiddleAges, narration claims that "In 1486, the egg replaced the worm as the lowest form of currency..."
14th Apr '18 9:47:38 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Red Markets'': Driver's licenses have become a widespread currency in the Loss[[note]]the zombie-infested western states[[/note]] as what's left of the government placed a bounty (usually paid in rations, rarely cashed in) on pre-Crash legal documents so they know whose assets they can seize.

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* ''Red Markets'': ''TabletopGame/RedMarkets'': Driver's licenses have become a widespread currency in the Loss[[note]]the zombie-infested western states[[/note]] as what's left of the government placed a bounty (usually paid in rations, rarely cashed in) on pre-Crash legal documents so they know whose assets they can seize.
14th Apr '18 3:26:36 AM Ccook1956
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* In the Bakshi ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' episode "This Island Mouseville," the alien cat--the Grand Ruler--seems to think that his squid-like currency, a Norloc, has more value than the currency we use.
13th Apr '18 9:48:14 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Red Markets'': Driver's licenses have become a widespread currency in the Loss[[note]]the zombie-infested western states[[/note]] as what's left of the government will exchange them for food, they use them as confirmation of the original owners' deaths.

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* ''Red Markets'': Driver's licenses have become a widespread currency in the Loss[[note]]the zombie-infested western states[[/note]] as what's left of the government will exchange them for food, placed a bounty (usually paid in rations, rarely cashed in) on pre-Crash legal documents so they use them as confirmation of the original owners' deaths.know whose assets they can seize.
9th Apr '18 8:19:34 AM DanaO
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** As the fic strongly implies in its explanations that no past or present Equestrian culture ever used scarce physical minerals or metals as money (probably because they're less scarce, mining is ''far'' safer and easier at low tech levels, and the only stuff with actual function at low tech levels is too intrinsically dangerous to stockpile), the only way to recognize the new government's currency was to link it to actual assistance. It's also noted that the sheer exploitability of this system made getting the government recognized and its currency accepted ''without'' this caveat a very high priority as soon as it was possible.

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** As the fic strongly implies in its explanations that no past or present Equestrian world culture ever used scarce physical minerals or metals as money (probably because they're less scarce, mining is ''far'' safer and easier at low tech levels, and the only stuff with actual function at low tech levels is too intrinsically dangerous to stockpile), the only way to recognize the new government's currency was to link it to actual assistance. It's also noted that the sheer exploitability of this system made getting the government recognized and its currency accepted ''without'' this caveat a very high priority as soon as it was possible.
9th Apr '18 8:18:13 AM DanaO
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* Estee's ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' has a slight variation. Equestria's original currencies (the ''sol'' and ''lune'') were made of regular gold and silver. But that wasn't what gave them their value. What gave them their value was the inscription on the edge: "Good For Nearly All Princess Labor, Public And Private." A pony could literally walk up to the palace, turn in these coins, and get the Princesses' labor on any of a wide range of tasks.

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* Estee's ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' has a slight variation. Equestria's original currencies (the ''sol'' and ''lune'') were made of regular gold and silver. But that wasn't what gave them their value. What gave them their value was the inscription on the edge: "Good For Nearly All Princess Labor, Public And Private." A pony (who was an Equestrian citizen) could literally walk up to the palace, turn in these coins, and get the Princesses' labor on any of a wide range of tasks.tasks.
** As the fic strongly implies in its explanations that no past or present Equestrian culture ever used scarce physical minerals or metals as money (probably because they're less scarce, mining is ''far'' safer and easier at low tech levels, and the only stuff with actual function at low tech levels is too intrinsically dangerous to stockpile), the only way to recognize the new government's currency was to link it to actual assistance. It's also noted that the sheer exploitability of this system made getting the government recognized and its currency accepted ''without'' this caveat a very high priority as soon as it was possible.
27th Feb '18 9:33:26 AM maylove25
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* Someone on the EA team had the crazy idea to use Bertie Bott's Every-Flavored Beans as money in the ''VideoGame/HarryPotter'' video games. For some reason, these were hidden all over Hogwarts and you could trade them with Fred and George for Wizard Cards and other stuff.

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* Someone on the EA team had the crazy idea to use Bertie Bott's Every-Flavored Beans as money in the ''VideoGame/HarryPotter'' video games.games despite there already being a currency system in the original novels (Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts). For some reason, these were hidden all over Hogwarts and you could trade them with Fred and George for Wizard Cards and other stuff.
21st Feb '18 5:01:29 AM RobTan
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* Some historical records suggest that ancient Sparta had a largely cashless economy, but would occasionally use iron bars as currency. Like most reports about the inner workings of notoriously secretive Sparta, these records were written by outsiders, sometimes centuries after the fact, so their validity is questionable.

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* Some historical records suggest that ancient classical Sparta had a largely cashless economy, but would occasionally use iron bars as currency. Like most reports about the inner workings of notoriously secretive Sparta, these records were written by outsiders, sometimes centuries after the fact, so their validity is questionable.
11th Feb '18 9:40:33 AM RobTan
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* Some historical records suggest that ancient Sparta had a largely cashless economy, but would occasionally use iron bars as currency. Like most reports about the inner workings of notoriously secretive Sparta, these records were written by outsiders, sometimes centuries after the fact, so their validity is questionable.
1st Feb '18 7:31:57 PM ironcommando
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the currency is meat, which [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] its use of MoneySpider.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' and ''VideoGame/WestOfLoathing'', the currency is meat, which [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] its use of MoneySpider.
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