Tanishian Currency

Three types of coins are used in Tanish. The smallest is a single copper piece with the shape of a crescent moon stamped on it. It is about the size of the last knuckle on your pinky finger in diameter. They are called coppers. Most commoners will do all transactions with coppers and rarely have reason to trade with anything higher.   144 coppers are equal to a gold piece. The gold pieces have the symbol of the sun stamped on them, leading to the colloquial name of "suns".   144 suns are worth a crown. Crowns are made from a disc of lapis lazuli with the royal crown etched into it. Most commoners will never even see a crown in person.   Coppers and suns have a hole through the middle and are usually carried on strings. These are each kept in a pouch or hung in a loop from a belt. Wearing them as a necklace is also done, especially if you're in an area where you're afraid of being robbed, but wearing a necklace of suns to a social gathering is considered very tacky.   A simple clay bead is sometimes inserted between groups of 6 to make counting easier when making large purchases. No one ever carries enough crowns around to need to make them easier to handle.  
Sample Prices
An egg: 1 copper
A loaf of barley bread: 3 coppers
A simple woven shirt: 5 coppers
A dozen apples: 10 coppers
A good cut of meat from a Taga: 15 coppers
A healthy moa: 50 coppers
A day's wages for a farm hand: 75 coppers
A small rowboat: 100 coppers

  A stack of paper: 1 sun
A boat ride from Zedda to Tirasha: 3 suns
A cluster of bananas: 5 suns
A Camelops: 15 suns
A pearl necklace: 20 suns
A slave: 50 suns
A house for a wealthy commoner: 75 suns
A year's salary for a government administrator: 100 suns
A silk robe: 130 suns

  A small villa for a noble: 2 crowns
An acre of good farmland: 5 crowns
Item type
Currency & Deeds
Owning Organization
Kingdom of Tanish
Raw materials & Components
Pure copper, gold, and lapis lazuli