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==Weight==
 
==Weight==
Essentially, one coin weighs 1/90 lb, but since coins are collectively a single continuous item, their combined weight must be multiples of 1/9 lb, the way it works is that any number of coins between one and ten weighs 1/9 lb, any number between eleven and twenty weighs 2/9 lb, and so on.
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Coins are a [[continuous item]], and one coin weighs 5 grams. This means that 10 coins weigh 1/9 lb. and 90 coins weigh 1 lb.
  
 
==Inventory==
 
==Inventory==
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==Coins and containers==
 
==Coins and containers==
Historically, there have been problems with coins in containers and vaults vanishing unexpectedly, leading it to being made impossible to ''put'' coins in them for a few years.  It was made possible again sometime in March 2009<ref>As archived in [http://discworld.starturtle.net/lpc/secure/newspaper.c?type=edition&paper=AM+Daily&edition=105 this edition of the AM Daily]</ref>.
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Historically, there have been problems with coins in containers and vaults vanishing unexpectedly, leading it to being made impossible to ''put'' coins in them for a few years.  It was made possible again sometime in March 2009<ref>As archived in [https://discworld.starturtle.net/lpc/secure/newspaper.c?type=edition&paper=AM+Daily&edition=105 this edition of the AM Daily]</ref>.
  
 
==Coin descriptions==
 
==Coin descriptions==
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===Klatch===
 
===Klatch===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
Para
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!Denomination
<pre>
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!Reverse
The Klatchian para shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a bundle of leaves on the obverse.
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!Obverse
</pre>
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|-
 
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|para
Two Para
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|the head of the Seriph
<pre>
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|a bundle of leaves
The Klatchian two para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a bell pepper on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|two para
 
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|the head of the Seriph
Five Para
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|a bell pepper
<pre>
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|-
The Klatchian five para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and crossed scimitars on the obverse.
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|five para
</pre>
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|the head of the Seriph
 
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|crossed scimitars
Ten Para
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|-
<pre>
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|ten para
The Klatchian ten para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and Offler the Crocodile God on the obverse.
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|the head of the Seriph
</pre>
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|Offler the Crocodile God
 
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|-
Twenty Para
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|twenty para
<pre>
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|the head of the Seriph
The Klatchian twenty para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an ornamental pipe on the obverse.
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|an ornamental pipe
</pre>
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|-
 
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|fifty para
Fifty Para
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|the head of the Seriph
<pre>
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|an ornamental pipe
The Klatchian fifty para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an ornamental pipe on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|dinar
 
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|the head of the Seriph
Dinar
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|a pair of crossed scimitars
<pre>
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|-
The Klatchian dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a pair of crossed scimitars on the obverse.
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|two dinar
</pre>
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|the head of the Seriph
 
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|an oil lamp
Two Dinar
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|-
<pre>
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|five dinar
The Klatchian two dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an oil lamp on the obverse.
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|the head of the Seriph
</pre>
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|a fire bird
 
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|-
Five Dinar
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|ten dinar
<pre>
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|the head of the Seriph
The Klatchian five dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a fire bird on the obverse.
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|a serpent
</pre>
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|-
 
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|fifty dinar
Ten Dinar
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|the head of the Seriph
<pre>
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|a kneeling man
The Klatchian ten dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a serpent on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|hundred dinar
 
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|the head of the Seriph
Fifty Dinar
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|a sedan chair
<pre>
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|-
The Klatchian fifty dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a kneeling man on the obverse.
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|thousand dinar
</pre>
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|a head
 
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|a tail
Hundred Dinar
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|-
<pre>
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|toman
The Klatchian hundred dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a sedan chair on the obverse.
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|the head of the Seriph
</pre>
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|a crown
 
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|}
Thousand Dinar
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<pre>
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The Klatchian thousand dinar coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.
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</pre>
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Toman
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<pre>
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</pre>
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===Lancre===
 
===Lancre===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
Farthing
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!Denomination
<pre>
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!Reverse
The Lancre farthing shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a stick on the obverse.
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!Obverse
</pre>
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|-
 
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|farthing
Ha'penny
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|the head of some king or other
<pre>
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|something that looks like a stick
The Lancre ha'penny shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a toadstool on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|ha'penny
 
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|the head of some king or other
Penny
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|something that looks like a toadstool
<pre>
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|-
The Lancre penny shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a rock on the obverse.
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|penny
</pre>
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|the head of some king or other
 
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|something that looks like a rock
Tuppence
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|-
<pre>
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|tuppence
The Lancre tuppence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a dog on the obverse.
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|the head of some king or other
</pre>
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|something that looks like a dog
 
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|-
Thruppence
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|thruppence
<pre>
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|the head of some king or other
The Lancre thruppence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a goat on the obverse.
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|something that looks like a goat
</pre>
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|-
 
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|sixpence
Sixpence
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|the head of some king or other
<pre>
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|something that looks like a cow
The Lancre sixpence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a cow on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|shilling
 
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|the head of some king or other
Shilling
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|something that looks like a hut
<pre>
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|-
The Lancre shilling shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a hut on the obverse.
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|crown
</pre>
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|the head of some king or other
 
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|something that looks like a castle
Crown
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|-
<pre>
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|tencrown
The Lancre crown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a castle on the obverse.
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|the head of some king or other
</pre>
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|the Market Pentangle
 
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|-
Tencrown
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|sovereign
<pre>
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|the head of some king or other
The Lancre tencrown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and the Market Pentangle on the obverse.
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|an overhead view of Lancre Town
</pre>
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|-
 
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|hedgehog
Sovereign
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|the head of some king or other
<pre>
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|the seal of the Kingdom of Lancre
The Lancre sovereign shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and an overhead view of Lancre Town on the obverse.
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|}
</pre>
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Hedgehog
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<pre>
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The Lancre hedgehog shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and the seal of the Kingdom of Lancre on the obverse.
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</pre>
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===Provincial===
 
===Provincial===
  
Provincial currency has been out of game since the early to mid 00s, but used to be found primarily in the Sto Plains and could be withdrawn from the bank in Hillshire. It's possible the "a head" and "a tail" face designs are simply the defaults for the reverse and obverse, used if no other designs are specified.
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Provincial currency has been out of game since the early to mid 00s, but used to be found primarily in the Sto Plains and could be withdrawn from the bank in Hillshire. It's possible the "a head" and "a tail" face designs are simply the defaults for the reverse and obverse, used if no other designs are specified - again, note its appearance on the Klatchian thousand-dinar coin.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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===Tsort===
 
===Tsort===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
Tsortean heptakche coin
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!Denomination
<pre>
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!Reverse
The Tsortean heptakche shows a broken heptagon on the reverse, and three leaves on the obverse.
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!Obverse
</pre>
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|-
 
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|heptakche
Tsortean para coin
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|a broken heptagon
<pre>
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|three leaves
The Tsortean para shows the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort on the reverse, and a picture of a goat on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|para
 
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|the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort
Tsortean akche coin
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|a picture of a goat
<pre>
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|-
The Tsortean akche shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a picture of a flower on the obverse.
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|five para
</pre>
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|the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort
 
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|a picture of a sheep
Tsortean five para coin
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|-
<pre>
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|ten para
The Tsortean five para shows the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort on the reverse, and a picture of a sheep on the obverse.
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|
</pre>
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|
 
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|-
Tsortean five akche coin
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|fifty para
<pre>
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|
The Tsortean five akche coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a mystical sygil on the obverse.
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</pre>
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|-
 
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|akche
Tsortean ten akche coin
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|a coat of arms
<pre>
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|a picture of a flower
The Tsortean ten akche coins show a coat of arms on the reverse, and a snake on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|five akche
 
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|a coat of arms
Tsortean kuru coin
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|a mystical sygil
<pre>
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|-
The Tsortean kuru coin shows the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort on the reverse, and a picture of a horse on the obverse.
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|ten akche
</pre>
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|a coat of arms
 
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|a snake
Tsortean fifty akche coin
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|-
<pre>
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|fifty akche
The Tsortean fifty akche coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a soldier on the obverse.
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|a coat of arms
</pre>
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|a soldier
 
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|-
Tsortean dinar coin
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|kuru
<pre>
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|the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort
The Tsortean dinar shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a horse on the obverse.
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|a picture of a horse
</pre>
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|-
 
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|ten kuru
Tsortean ten kuru coin
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|the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort
<pre>
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|a picture of crossed swords
The Tsortean ten kuru coin shows the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort on the reverse, and a picture of crossed swords on the obverse.
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|-
</pre>
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|dinar
 
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|a coat of arms
Tsortean five dinar coin
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|a horse
<pre>
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|-
The Tsortean five dinar coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a mountain on the obverse.
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|five dinar
</pre>
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|a coat of arms
 
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|a mountain
Tsortean ten dinar coin
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|-
<pre>
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|ten dinar
The Tsortean ten dinar coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a quill and papyrus on the obverse.
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|a coat of arms
</pre>
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|a quill and papyrus
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|-
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|lira
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|
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|-
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|ten lira
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|
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|-
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|talent
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|-
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|ten talent
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|}
  
 
===Howondaland===
 
===Howondaland===

Latest revision as of 00:51, 27 March 2022

Money on the Disc comes in the form of coins. An individual coin can, for the most part, be treated like any other item and be put into containers, dropped, etc.

Weight

Coins are a continuous item, and one coin weighs 5 grams. This means that 10 coins weigh 1/9 lb. and 90 coins weigh 1 lb.

Inventory

Money in your inventory does not count against the 10 items limit for fumbling or the 50 items limit.

If however you have 50 items in your inventory, making you unable to take any more items, then you can't take any more money either.

Types of coins

Types and values of coins are listed under currency. You can withdraw specific types of coins from banks[1] and you can also change between different denominations, or between different regions, at a money changer.

Flipping coins

You can "flip" a coin. To do this, you need to specify the type of coin you want to flip.

The normal result is that it lands on the floor, either tails up or heads up.

>flip shilling
You flip one Lancre shilling.
One Lancre shilling falls on the floor, tails up.

However, in areas wth high background magic, the results are different (and usually result in the loss of the coin):

Something really, really strange happens.
One Ankh-Morpork penny sparkles and turns into a small yellow caterpillar.

The small yellow caterpillar is the same type that can result from Brother Happalon's Elementary Enchanting.

One Ankh-Morpork penny lands on its edge.
How curious.
One Ankh-Morpork penny spins slowly in mid-air, then vanishes with a small "pop!"
With a small gout of flame, one Djelian ptascp begins to accelerate.
One Djelian ptascp vanishes into the distance.

Coins that disappear in this way will send a chat to a random player that something zooms past their ear at high speed.

You flip one Djelian ptascp.
Balefire blossoms, and one Djelian ptascp turns into a bunch of flowers.

The flowers are the same type you get from Eringyas' Surprising Bouquet.

One Genuan cent vanishes with a sharp "spang!"
A moment later, you hear a small thunderclap.

Coins and containers

Historically, there have been problems with coins in containers and vaults vanishing unexpectedly, leading it to being made impossible to put coins in them for a few years. It was made possible again sometime in March 2009[2].

Coin descriptions

The carried currency is made of real coins that usually have something on both sides.

Agatean Empire

Denomination Reverse Obverse
saveloy-rhinu a ghostly Ronald Saveloy the Emperor's head
quarter-rhinu the back of Rincewind's head the Emperor's head
half-rhinu a striking water buffalo the Emperor's head
rhinu the Emperor's head a lotus blossom
ten-rhinu a pony the Emperor's head
fifty-rhinu a monkey the Emperor's head

Ankh-Morpork

Note the Temple of Small Gods on the Ankh-Morpork royal coin - for a long time the small garden there was where you went to buy lives with a suitably high number of royals.

Denomination Reverse Obverse
penny the Patrician's head a ceremonial Ankh
ten-pence the Patrician's head a dignified morpork
half-dollar the Patrician's head Morporkia with her fork
dollar the Patrician's head a royal Ankhian hippo
ten-dollar the Patrician's head the Ankh-Morpork coat of arms
royal the Patrician's head the Temple of Small Gods
crown the Patrician's head the Patrician's Palace

Djelibeybi

Denomination Reverse Obverse
ptascp the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid an oasis
talon the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid a seagull flying over the Djel
toon the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid a part of the Necropolis
talent the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid the sun
ra the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid a winding river
thanra the Pharaoh's head in front of a pyramid five scarab beetles

Ephebe

Denomination Reverse Obverse
derechmus the Tyrant's head an ancient olive tree
hemiobolus the Tyrant's head a fish
obolus the Tyrant's head a rack of amphorae
drachma the Tyrant's head a penguin
stater the Tyrant's head a speeding arrow
decadrachma the Tyrant's head a barrel
mina the Tyrant's head an aerial view of the Bay of Ephebe
tyrant the Tyrant's head a side view of the Citadel of Ephebe

Genua

Denomination Reverse Obverse
cent Ella Saturday's head Genua's fairy-tale palace
livre Ella Saturday's head a birdseye view of Mardi Gras
forin a beautiful birds-eye view of the Vieux a view of Genua as seen from the swamps
ducat a symbolised representation of a crown adorning the tallest spire of Genua palace the coat of arms for the city of Genua

Klatch

Denomination Reverse Obverse
para the head of the Seriph a bundle of leaves
two para the head of the Seriph a bell pepper
five para the head of the Seriph crossed scimitars
ten para the head of the Seriph Offler the Crocodile God
twenty para the head of the Seriph an ornamental pipe
fifty para the head of the Seriph an ornamental pipe
dinar the head of the Seriph a pair of crossed scimitars
two dinar the head of the Seriph an oil lamp
five dinar the head of the Seriph a fire bird
ten dinar the head of the Seriph a serpent
fifty dinar the head of the Seriph a kneeling man
hundred dinar the head of the Seriph a sedan chair
thousand dinar a head a tail
toman the head of the Seriph a crown

Lancre

Denomination Reverse Obverse
farthing the head of some king or other something that looks like a stick
ha'penny the head of some king or other something that looks like a toadstool
penny the head of some king or other something that looks like a rock
tuppence the head of some king or other something that looks like a dog
thruppence the head of some king or other something that looks like a goat
sixpence the head of some king or other something that looks like a cow
shilling the head of some king or other something that looks like a hut
crown the head of some king or other something that looks like a castle
tencrown the head of some king or other the Market Pentangle
sovereign the head of some king or other an overhead view of Lancre Town
hedgehog the head of some king or other the seal of the Kingdom of Lancre

Provincial

Provincial currency has been out of game since the early to mid 00s, but used to be found primarily in the Sto Plains and could be withdrawn from the bank in Hillshire. It's possible the "a head" and "a tail" face designs are simply the defaults for the reverse and obverse, used if no other designs are specified - again, note its appearance on the Klatchian thousand-dinar coin.

Denomination Reverse Obverse
brass a head a tail
copper a head a tail
silver a head a tail
gold a head a tail
platinum a head a tail

Tsort

Denomination Reverse Obverse
heptakche a broken heptagon three leaves
para the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort a picture of a goat
five para the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort a picture of a sheep
ten para
fifty para
akche a coat of arms a picture of a flower
five akche a coat of arms a mystical sygil
ten akche a coat of arms a snake
fifty akche a coat of arms a soldier
kuru the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort a picture of a horse
ten kuru the face of what is probably Elenor of Tsort a picture of crossed swords
dinar a coat of arms a horse
five dinar a coat of arms a mountain
ten dinar a coat of arms a quill and papyrus
lira
ten lira
talent
ten talent

Howondaland

Denomination Reverse Obverse
wichit bead a dead tourist a rampaging elephant

See also

Footnotes

  1. As detailed in this blog post .
  2. As archived in this edition of the AM Daily