As a general rule, coins of other lands, if not repatriated through business, are usually melted down and re-stamped. This is done because the shapes and weights of coinage varies considerably. Many merchants use scales, weighing the coins for their value. The oldest standard coins are Covenant Coinage. Since the eras of their minting, the Dawn Era and the God Era, many nations and city-states have come about, leading to their own unique sets of coins.
|Type||Abbreviation||GP Conversion (1,2)|
|copper piece||CP||200 CP = 1 GP|
|silver piece||SP||10 SP = 1 GP|
|gold piece||GP||1 GP = 1 GP|
|red gold piece||RGP||1 RGP = 2 GP|
|crystal piece||CYP||1 CYP = 10 GP|
|royal mint||RM||1 RM = 15 GP|
|platinum piece||PP||1 PP = 5 GP|
|Fimbulwinter Gold||FG||1 FG = 3 GP|
|Varelay Platinum||VP||1 VP = 10 GP|
|merchant trade bar||MTB||1 MTB = 100 GP|
|government trade bar||GTP||1 GTP = 500 GP|
Coins of the Dawn Era and the God Era, engraved with a tree and five branches. This engraving is also one of the mottoes of the Nawirrûs Covenant and the Quara'tun Covenant - “Many paths of the same trunk". Covenant Coinage was used across many worlds, spread across the systems. Today, thousands of years later Covenant Coinage is considered rare, but not any more valuable than its weight.
Most Covenant Coinage was melted and minted on Regulus; that which is not is a copy.
Trade bars are used for large exchanges of money.