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A question of coinage

Post by The Real Louis on Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:34 pm

Is a guinea the lowest unit of payment/coin, does anyone know? Can 1 guinea be broken down and used to pay for a number of (cheap) things? (Yes? And what makes you think I only have 1 guinea.... well, you might be right.)
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by MarkTurner26 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:53 pm

I have many a taler, whilst I sit in Vienna, come and see me at my tavern

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Re: A question of coinage

Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 pm

jimbotten wrote:Is a guinea the lowest unit of payment/coin, does anyone know? Can 1 guinea be broken down and used to pay for a number of (cheap) things? (Yes? And what makes you think I only have 1 guinea.... well, you might be right.)

In proper money which existed before 1970 a Guinea was a gold coin with a value slightly more than a pound.

I am not 100% and its value may have varied a bit but 1 and two shillings would not be far wrong.

There were 20 shillings to the pound
12 pennies to the shilling

and several coins such as the farthing were worth less than a penny.

If your character has a Guinea its probably not a single coin but a mix of farthings, pennies, three penny bits, six pence pieces, shilling's and perhaps even a groat.
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:07 am

I think for in game purposes it is a single coin as there is no other coin lower to be used. If he was in game 2 I would recruit him into my Freicorps and pay him a wage.....


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Re: A question of coinage

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:46 pm

Thanks as ever, "no coin lower to be used" is the key (and rather sad) phrase...
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:55 pm

pity you're not in game 2 I would have hired you as a sgt in my Freikorps......


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Re: A question of coinage

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:29 am

Not sure my man is discipline-material... more of a loose cannon. And anyway, he has a long-term mission, just not (just yet) the wherewithal to accomplish it!
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by Jason on Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:08 pm

I guess there might be things a person in Swashbuckler needs to buy that cost less than a guinea? Yes, makes sense when playing a nation that you'll not interested in loose change Wink but what if Jim wants a beer? Very Happy
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by The Real Louis on Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:04 pm

My thought exactly... (no doubt the response to next turn will clarify the in-game mechanics - or not).
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Re: A question of coinage

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:53 pm

Aha, I have now spent 0.5 of a guinea on a night in a hostelry (with no "extras", I hasten to add).

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