A coin is a coin is a coin, and all weigh the same (50 to a pound), but some are more valuable than others. The Bank of Lilis issues its own coinage that weighs half the weight of a blank coin. This coinage is backed by the treasury and not worth a full value of the coin, but half the value of the raw metal. The dominations are the same. The world runs on the standard D&D Gold system where 10 copper pieces equal a silver piece, 10 silver pieces equals a gold piece and 10 gold pieces equal a platinum piece. But some coins are from the old Gridaldi Empire (Greek), more commonly are those from the Aquilian Empire (Roman) and those minted in Seagate itself. Then there are coins minted for special events and limited issue coins which will all have different values and variable values as well. There are also trade beads; rare gems given a trade piece value.
Money Lenders are there to exchange coins and they charge 1% (minimum 1 sp) per transaction. Seagate coinage and coins from the Aquilian Empire have the basic value of 1:1. Coins from the Aquilian Empire are worth 2X as much to the right collectors. Needless to say the money lenders know these collectors. Even older coins would be worth up to 3X their normal face value. Special coins will have their values determined on a case-by-case basis. Coins from other modern nations are usually worth their face value, but are rarely in general circulation so they must be changed by the money lenders. Trade beads are worth their face value, but international treaty.

Seagate uses Imperials, (Trade Bars) Royals (platinum pieces), Crowns (gold pieces), Shillings (silver pieces) and Pence (copper pieces). Trade Beads are commonly used by those who travel a lot. Their values are given in the table below. Trades Bars are used for large deals like buying a home or for banks making loans to each other.


Coinage Values Imperial Royal Crown Shilling Pence Trade Beads
Trade Bar 1.0 10.0 100.0 1,000.0 10,000.0 10 Pearls
Platinum Piece 0.1 1.0 10.0 100 1,000.0 1 Pearl
Gold Piece 0.01 0.1 1.0 10 100.0 1 Jade
Silver Piece 0.001 0.01 0.1 1 10.0 1 Onyx
Copper Piece 0.0001 0.001 0.01 0.1 1.0 1 Amber
Note: Trade beads weigh 1,000 to the pound, standard coins are 50 to a pound and minted coins are 50 to a pound.
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