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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

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
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

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