Coin

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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

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.

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

Para

The Klatchian para shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a bundle of leaves on the obverse.

Two Para

The Klatchian two para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a bell pepper on the obverse.

Five Para

The Klatchian five para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and crossed scimitars on the obverse.

Ten Para

The Klatchian ten para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and Offler the Crocodile God on the obverse.

Twenty Para

The Klatchian twenty para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an ornamental pipe on the obverse.

Fifty Para

The Klatchian fifty para coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an ornamental pipe on the obverse.

Dinar

The Klatchian dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a pair of crossed scimitars on the obverse.

Two Dinar

The Klatchian two dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and an oil lamp on the obverse.

Five Dinar

The Klatchian five dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a fire bird on the obverse.

Ten Dinar

The Klatchian ten dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a serpent on the obverse.

Fifty Dinar

The Klatchian fifty dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a kneeling man on the obverse.

Hundred Dinar

The Klatchian hundred dinar coin shows the head of the Seriph on the reverse, and a sedan chair on the obverse.

Thousand Dinar

The Klatchian thousand dinar coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Toman


Lancre

Farthing

The Lancre farthing shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a stick on the obverse.

Ha'penny

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.

Penny

The Lancre penny shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a rock on the obverse.

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.

Thruppence

The Lancre thruppence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a goat on the obverse.

Sixpence

The Lancre sixpence shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a cow on the obverse.

Shilling

The Lancre shilling shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a hut on the obverse.

Crown

The Lancre crown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and something that looks like a castle on the obverse.

Tencrown

The Lancre tencrown shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and the Market Pentangle on the obverse.

Sovereign

The Lancre sovereign shows the head of some king or other on the reverse, and an overhead view of Lancre Town on the obverse.

Hedgehog

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

Brass

The brass coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Copper

The copper coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Silver

The silver coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Gold

The gold coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Platinum

The platinum coin shows a head on the reverse, and a tail on the obverse.

Tsort

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.

Howondaland

Howondalandish wichit bead

The Howondalandish wichit bead shows a dead tourist on the reverse, and a rampaging elephant on the obverse.

See also

Footnotes

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