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Money has existed in the Thief world since the time of the Precursors. It comes in many forms, but chiefly takes the form of gold, silver and copper coins (the Thief series predates paper currency and other forms of fiat money). "Cash", at least in Deadly Shadows, appears to be something other than legal tender, though it can never be physically found anywhere in the game. Coins that are collected in TDS must be fenced like any other loot in exchange for it. The unit 'g' (probably meaning gold) is the standard unit for cash.

Coin TypesEdit

HistoricEdit

  • Romanesque Coin
  • Precursor Coin: This is known to have existed in the time of the precursors, but there is no indication of its value or appearance.[1]

T1/T2Edit

  • Halfpenny: these tiny copper coins originally held the least value (literally 1/2p) but, in recent years, have become a rarity. In the Metal Age, their value per-coin had risen above that of the pound due to their use in good luck charms.[2]
  • Copper Penny: found in stacks of about 20, these coins are most likely pence, despite being five times their expected value when compared to the shilling. A note from Mr Tuttleshank regarding the accountability of "every penny" (combined with the presence of copper coins in the safe of the Dayport Trader's Bank) supports this speculation.[3]
  • Silver Shilling: found in stacks of about 20, these coins are identified as shillings due to their common value of 12 gold (the pre-decimal shilling was worth 12 pence).
  • Pound: found in stacks of about 20, these coins are assumed to be pounds due to their high value.

TDSEdit

  • TDS Penny: found in stacks of about 10 and piles of 15, these coins are a post-decimalization form of the original penny.
  • TDS Shilling: found in stacks of about 10 and piles of 15, these coins are a post-decimalization form of the original shilling.
  • TDS Pound: found in stacks of about 10 and piles of 15, these coins are a post-decimalization form of the original pound.

ReferencesEdit

  1. M9MONEY
  2. M07B15
  3. M11B09

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