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Rather than replicate this 1st edition currency system description in each of the coin pages, should I just make a single page for it and reference it in copper, silver, gold, electrum, and platinum? Moviesign 13:45, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

It might be better to create a template for it, with a nice, clean table layout. That way you can just insert the template on each of the pages. Cronje (talkcontribs) 19:44, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

Need citation on 4th edition currency system Edit

Can someone please confirm the 4th edition currency system? IMHO it seems rather silly that Wizards would change it so drastically. I'm working on a template that can handle such variations but it makes it more complicated :P Moviesign 14:42, July 2, 2011 (UTC)

This table is from Player's Handbook 4th edition (whose article, I discover as I make this link, uses a non-standard apostrophe! going to fix that next.), page 212:
Monetary Unit Copper Silver Gold Platinum Astral Diamond Weight
Copper piece (cp) 1 1/10 1/100 1/10,000 1/1,000,000 1/50 lb.
Silver piece (sp) 10 1 1/10 1/1,000 1/100,000 1/50 lb.
Gold piece (gp) 100 10 1 1/100 1/10,000 1/50 lb.
Platinum piece (pp) 10,000 1,000 100 1 1/100 1/50 lb.
Astral diamond (ad) 1,000,000 100,000 10,000 100 1 1/500 lb.
Well, looks like they don't even include electrum. My template can handle this, one column at time, but I'll have to put in some formatting if you want the commas in the numbers. Should be fun. Did you see my request to add a parameter to the Location template? Moviesign 20:52, July 2, 2011 (UTC)
I hadn't. I don't think that edits made in the Template or Template talk namespaces show up on Special:WikiActivity, unfortunately. I have now, however, and left a comment. Cronje (talkcontribs) 21:30, July 2, 2011 (UTC)
See Template talk:Location Moviesign 22:08, July 2, 2011 (UTC)


Wow, you can ignore everything I've said so far. The Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (page 45) actually contradicts the one in the PHB. According to the FRCG, "A coin's value is expressed in the weight of the precious metal of which it is made. The current standard is: 10 copper pieces (cp) = 1 silver piece (sp); 10 silvers or 100 coppers = 1 gold piece (gp); and 10 gold pieces = 1 platinum piece (pp)." Cronje (talkcontribs) 00:16, July 3, 2011 (UTC)

That's one of the quirks of a "Campaign Setting", you can deviate from all sorts of things that are "core" to D&D and get away with it. 1st Edition started it but I don't think they messed with the value of a gold piece. They didn't want to throw out all the values given to magic items in the DMG treasure tables. I think this is why the currency conversion table is relative to 1gp (e.g., 1gp = 0.2pp, but they write it as one-fifth which looks awkward without math formatting).Moviesign 12:27, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

..? I thought is was 10 gp to a pp...

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