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15th Feb '17 10:03:13 AM Brainiac0982
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*** Another Deep Space Nine episode had Quark try to get a bar patron who was sick with an illness that gave him aphasia and hadn't paid his tab to pay him with gold.
---> '''Quark:''' You gold owe me!
3rd Feb '17 4:46:42 PM Xtifr
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* In Charles Sheffield's "The Treasure Of Odirex", a dwindling tribe of Neanderthals lives in hiding in an abandoned Derbyshire gold mine, and make necklaces and other simple ornaments from a shiny yellow mineral they occasionally come across.

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* In Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's short "The Treasure Of Odirex", a dwindling tribe of Neanderthals lives in hiding in an abandoned Derbyshire gold mine, and make necklaces and other simple ornaments from a shiny yellow mineral they occasionally come across.
3rd Feb '17 3:08:28 AM Doug86
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* Book Two of ''TheUnderlandChronicles'' has a version of this trope that actually deals with ''paper'' money: the ending of the book has the main character (who is a young pre-teen whose family is in dire financial straits) get a special gift from the inhabitants of the Underland. However, due to a lack of packing paper underground, the medieval-era society instead packs the box with the only apparently useless paper in ample supply: surface-money, taken from the wallets left behind by other surface humans who had died underground.

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* Book Two of ''TheUnderlandChronicles'' ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'' has a version of this trope that actually deals with ''paper'' money: the ending of the book has the main character (who is a young pre-teen whose family is in dire financial straits) get a special gift from the inhabitants of the Underland. However, due to a lack of packing paper underground, the medieval-era society instead packs the box with the only apparently useless paper in ample supply: surface-money, taken from the wallets left behind by other surface humans who had died underground.
27th Jan '17 12:21:17 AM PaulA
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Robot City'' series, the robots of the eponymous city see gold as a very weak metal, and mostly useless. They don't even need it for its utility as a conductor, since Asimov's "[[AppliedPhlebotinum positronics]]" are said to be superior to mere electronics and instead employ a sponge of platinum-irridium alloy. However, seeing as how gold never corrodes, they ended up finding a use for it: eating utensils for the humans that visit.
** In ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', a Terminus trader is surprised that some planet wants gold as ransom for a captured person - for him it is "old fashioned", although he has no trouble understanding the possible uses of this fact (he can synthesize significant amounts of it). Later, he is trying to convince a nobleman of that world to buy technology. He sells him a device to transform iron into gold as part of a blackmail scheme of the supposedly pious nobleman. The man is forced to buy all of the trader's goods at far more than their normal price (two shipfuls of ''tin'') in order to keep video footage of him drooling over gold from being broadcast to the citizens. He later tells a friend how laughable it was because it's just not cost-effective to transmute metals, due to the excessive power consumption in the process. The Galactic Empire is shown to use ''iridium'' the way we use silver.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Robot In the ''Isaac Asimov's Robot City'' series, the robots of the eponymous city see gold as a very weak metal, and mostly useless. They don't even need it for its utility as a conductor, since Asimov's "[[AppliedPhlebotinum positronics]]" are said to be superior to mere electronics and instead employ a sponge of platinum-irridium alloy. However, seeing as how gold never corrodes, they ended up finding a use for it: eating utensils for the humans that visit.
** * In ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', a Terminus trader is surprised that some planet wants gold as ransom for a captured person - for him it is "old fashioned", although he has no trouble understanding the possible uses of this fact (he can synthesize significant amounts of it). Later, he is trying to convince a nobleman of that world to buy technology. He sells him a device to transform iron into gold as part of a blackmail scheme of the supposedly pious nobleman. The man is forced to buy all of the trader's goods at far more than their normal price (two shipfuls of ''tin'') in order to keep video footage of him drooling over gold from being broadcast to the citizens. He later tells a friend how laughable it was because it's just not cost-effective to transmute metals, due to the excessive power consumption in the process. The Galactic Empire is shown to use ''iridium'' the way we use silver.
23rd Jan '17 5:00:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* From ''Film/TheCatFromOuterSpace'', gold is so plentiful on Jake's planet, it's used as fuel. Getting the money he needs for it on Earth becomes a major point of the plot.
22nd Jan '17 8:55:12 PM jccw227
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* Sort of in ''Literature/{{Gnomes}}''. Money, as a whole, is of little value to Gnomes, but they do appreciate gold and silver for its beauty and durability, and tend to use it in crafting, and if it's stolen from them, they will find a way to get it back.
17th Jan '17 4:34:40 PM Vir
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', one of the items that Johnny finds while on an archaelogical dig with Carl is an Egyptian urn, which he throws offscreen without a second thought.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', one of the items that Johnny finds while on an archaelogical archaeological dig with Carl is an Egyptian urn, which he throws offscreen without a second thought.
17th Jan '17 4:34:11 PM Vir
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', one of the items that Johnny finds while on an archaelogical dig with Carl is an Egyptian urn, which he throws offscreen without a second thought.
2nd Jan '17 3:19:55 AM Schismatism
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* In the ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'', gold does have its value, as it's the established metal for the currency of the realm. What's really considered expensive, however, are ''silver'' bits, as they were discontinued some centuries ago. Even then, though, it's not even the metal which qualifies as expensive: it's the fact that the ancient coins are A. extremely rare, and B. contain a note on them reading, 'Good for nearly all Princess labor, Public or Private'.
26th Dec '16 6:10:25 AM AsForMyHandle
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'''Quark:''' '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]]'''

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'''Quark:''' '''[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]]'''''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!'''
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