Coinage

Types of Coins

Coin CP SP GP PP MP AP
CP 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 1/10,000 1/100,000
SP 10 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 1/10,000
GP 100 10 1 1/10 1/1,000 1/10,000
PP 1,000 100 10 1 1/10 1/100
MP 10,000 1,000 100 10 1 1/10
AP 100,000 10,000 1,000 100 10 1
  • CP = Copper Piece
  • SP = Silver Piece
  • GP = Gold Piece
  • PP = Platinum Piece
  • MP = Mithril Piece
  • AP = Adamantite Piece

There are still electrum pieces and steel pieces out there. Basically 5 EP = 1 GP, and 1 GP = 40 steel pieces.

The Look of Coins

Most countries have their own coinage, but for convenience, the exchange is even. Below is some examples of the look of the currency.

  • Ambersand: Shaped in Cubes and pyramids, engraved with the face and heritage of the ruling emperor
  • Blacktor: Notched bars, with each notch being worth one coins worth of value. The notching allows for easy breaking. These bars are merely stamped with the royal seal for authenticity.
  • Kalindar: Wide, thin rings of common metals. However, upon receiving a coin that one considers to be of great value, it is common to etch one’s name along the edge. The age of a coin is often determined by how heavily it has been worked.
  • Mitakka: Simple flat squares and circles, with minting date and location. These coins tend to be smaller and lighter, but are readily accepted for their purity.
  • Ebon March: Coinage is marked by equivalences of copper, silver, and gold wire. Usually wrapped around holded wooden rods. Due to the consistency of the wire, it is simple to measure an approximate weight by measuring the length of the wire as it is wrapped around the wooden coin rods.
  • Other: There are vast number of old dynasties, small countries, defaced and bastardized coins, private mints, societies to provide an incredible array of other coins. However, most simply fall in the category of the standard, flat disc of metal.

It may not seem like much, but adding a little flair to the way a countries coins or even a single coin’s look can add a small bit of culture or realism to the game. If doing this, it is recommended that you make a note of it for yourself for future reference. Mainly due to the fact that players have great memories to the small details you give out.

Coinage

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