Copyright © 1988, 2000, 2001 Chris Gonnerman
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Money in Nevermore
The standard Gold Piece is the
Gold Cubit. Cubits, made and used by the Merchant's Guild, are square coins
with a round hole in the middle for stacking on spindles. Exchange
rates are as follows:
|1 Copper Cubit
|1 Silver Cubit
|1 Gold Cubit
|1 Platinum Cubit
Modern Gaultic coins are
equivalent in weight and value to Cubits, but are normal round
coins with the Emperor's face on one side and a Wyvern on the other.
exchange between Cubits and Imperials (as they are called) is at
little or no premium.
Current Alendran coinage is strictly copper, silver,
gold; they do not use platinum coins. These coins are smaller than
Cubits or Imperials, and generally worth 3/4 (75%) of the value of
an equivalent number of Cubits. Alendran coins are marked with
astrological symbols on one side, and the sigil of the issuing
principality on the other.
There are many other, older coins still in use or
stored up in treasure hoards. With the exception of those with
collectible value, most such coins are worth 76% to 95% (75 + 1d20)
of their value by weight.
Copper and silver cubits and imperials weigh 1/40 of
a pound each; gold and platinum coins of these types weigh 1/20 of
a pound. Alendran coins weigh 1/50 of a pound for silver and
copper, and 1/25 of a pound for gold and platinum. (These figures are
actually pretty close to accurate in the real world for large coins).