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COINS

The most common coin is the gold piece (gp). A gold piece is worth 10 silver pieces. Each silver piece is worth 10 copper pieces (cp). In addition to copper, silver, and gold coins, there are also platinum pieces (pp), which are each worth 10 gp. The standard coin weighs about a third of an ounce (fifty to the pound).

Table:Coins

Coin Exchange Value
Copper piece (cp) =11/101/1001/1000
Silver piece (sp) =1011/101/100
Gold piece (gp) =1001011/10
Platinum piece (pp) =1000100101

WEALTH OTHER THAN COINS

Merchants commonly exchange trade goods without using currency. As a means of comparison, some trade goods are detailed below.

Table:Trade Goods

CostItem
1 cpone pound of wheat
2 cpOne pound of flour, or one chicken
1 spOne pound of iron
5 spOne pound of tobacco or copper
1 gpOne pound of cinnamon, or one goat
2 gpOne pound of ginger or pepper, or one sheep
3 gpOne pig
4 gpOne square yard of linen
5 gpOne pound of salt or silver
10 gpOne square yard of silk, or one cow
15 gpOne pound of saffron or cloves, or one ox
50 gpOne pound of gold
500 gpOne pound of platinum

SELLING LOOT

In general, a character can sell something for half its listed price. Trade goods are the exception to the half-price rule. A trade good, in this sense, is a valuable good that can be easily exchanged almost as if it were cash itself.

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