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.
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.
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|
|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 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.
|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|
|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|
|akche||a coat of arms||a picture of a flower|
|five akche||a coat of arms||a mystical sygil|
|heptakche||a broken heptagon||three leaves|
|ten akche||a coat of arms||a snake|
|fifty akche||a coat of arms||a soldier|
|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|
|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|
|wichit bead||a dead tourist||a rampaging elephant|
- ↑ As detailed in this blog post .
- ↑ As archived in this edition of the AM Daily