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.
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.
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 and you can also change between different denominations, or between different regions, at a money changer.
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.
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.
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.
The carried currency is made of real coins that usually have something on both sides.
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
The Lancre farthing shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a stick on the obverse.
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.
The Lancre penny shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a rock on the obverse.
The Lancre tuppence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a dog on the obverse.
The Lancre thruppence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a goat on the obverse.
The Lancre sixpence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a cow on the obverse.
The Lancre shilling shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a hut on the obverse.
The Lancre crown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a castle on the obverse.
The Lancre tencrown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and the Market Pentangle on the obverse.
The Lancre sovereign shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and an overhead view of Lancre Town on the obverse.
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.
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.
|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|
Tsortean heptakche coin
The Tsortean heptakche shows a broken heptagon on the reverse, and three leaves on the obverse.
Tsortean para coin
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.
Tsortean akche coin
The Tsortean akche shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a picture of a flower on the obverse.
Tsortean five para coin
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.
Tsortean five akche coin
The Tsortean five akche coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a mystical sygil on the obverse.
Tsortean ten akche coin
The Tsortean ten akche coins show a coat of arms on the reverse, and a snake on the obverse.
Tsortean kuru coin
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.
Tsortean fifty akche coin
The Tsortean fifty akche coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a soldier on the obverse.
Tsortean dinar coin
The Tsortean dinar shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a horse on the obverse.
Tsortean ten kuru coin
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.
Tsortean five dinar coin
The Tsortean five dinar coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a mountain on the obverse.
Tsortean ten dinar coin
The Tsortean ten dinar coin shows a coat of arms on the reverse, and a quill and papyrus on the obverse.
|wichit bead||a dead tourist||a rampaging elephant|