Coinage

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Yes, yes, and yes! I’ve long desired something of the quality of Elleth’s Bree pennies and this is just what I was imagining. Count me in!
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I can't quite make out what the design is on the Celtic quarter but I really dig the other three! I can definitely see the Elizabethan as something Gondorian, divided into 4 tharni as it is, while the Wotan head coin makes me think of something the Dunlendings would've had (assuming they had coinage, which might be doubtful), and the Northumbrian feels, as you say, Northmanish. I'd be down for a small set in a variety of metals as well!
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ooooo.... those are nice :P If I were you I sure would be tempted to get one struck in 9K gold just because...
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Struggling with some health issues lately but still working on things. Managed to get an order of a hundred mixed coins to round out my purse and couldn't resist sharing a photo.

I've also asked Gulli to craft me a key to the dwarf cache where I keep the rest of my hoard to round out the staggeringly wealthy nature of my pocket trash :mrgreen:

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Wow! Now that is what you call an embarrassment of riches!! :lol:
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ooooo.... nice hoard! I am somewhat jealous :P
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It may be strange to some, but here in the States I always use the Gold colored U.S. Dollar. It has an oldish look due to the gold tint but has real utility value in the sense I can really buy things with it while being more true to character. I think it's better than pulling ut a paper currency or a plastic card.

I also have some silver rounds and have used them from time to time. It may surprise you how many people will accept them as payment.
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Eofor,
That is a very realistic portrayal of a travelers coin selection, Different coins from different places. Looks like a picture from a museum display on a recovered Viking hoard.
Well done.

I have obtained over the years a few original medieval coins off e-bay. They all came from shops in the UK .The prices were not bad for coins from the middle ages in relatively good condition. I am talking about small silver coins selling for about 25-30 dollars.

Tom_Ranger,
I don't find using the dollar coins strange. They are used often by myself and others at Old West reenactment events.
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That is really really cool. :mrgreen:

... I especially like the collection of boars..
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MiketheBlacksmith wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:43 pm Tom_Ranger,
I don't find using the dollar coins strange. They are used often by myself and others at Old West reenactment events.
actually it makes a lot of sense, when I was in high school I went to a LARP where they had an in character market but you had to swap real money for "coin of the realm" first and you/vendors could trade it back again after (kinda like casino chips), in theory it was a great idea but in practice the "coin of the realm" of choice was a wholesale buy of cheap plastic fantasy coins, I found my self wishing they had just said use real coins, at least they are metal LOL

also US dollar coins do have a good fantasy look to them
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Iodo wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:45 am
MiketheBlacksmith wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:43 pm Tom_Ranger,
I don't find using the dollar coins strange. They are used often by myself and others at Old West reenactment events.
actually it makes a lot of sense, when I was in high school I went to a LARP where they had an in character market but you had to swap real money for "coin of the realm" first and you/vendors could trade it back again after (kinda like casino chips), in theory it was a great idea but in practice the "coin of the realm" of choice was a wholesale buy of cheap plastic fantasy coins, I found my self wishing they had just said use real coins, at least they are metal LOL

also US dollar coins do have a good fantasy look to them
You should of gone to Maelstrom, Four different currences each with a range of coins and all made from metal.
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Very nice stuff! Such an eclectic collection certainly befits such a seasoned traveler as Eofor!
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ForgeCorvus wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:10 pm You should of gone to Maelstrom, Four different currences each with a range of coins and all made from metal.
I have given some serious consideration of minting my own coins of Silver, Gold, Platinum, Copper. I figure each coin should have a hole in it so it can be put on a rod or rope or necklace. I would make one Triangular, one Round, one Square, one Hexagon.

For fantasy adventures they wouldn't even have to be made of precious metals.
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