╬═ G O T H I A B A N K financialservices banking investments insurance Trade of Major Currencies List The following table is organized by the name of the corresponding nation of the currency from A to Ø. Valuation is set to the Rigsdaler (Rixdollar). Country || Currency (Symbol) || Central Bank || Value (ƒ) McBonifacius Burger Costs: (please list in local currency) None || Euromark (€) || None || 1€ to ƒ10 McBonifacius Burger Cost: 3.60€ Notes: This currency doesn’t exist. It’s a common benchmark note of reference OOC to the real Euro to approximate values to in game currency. Bergenheim || Bergen Mark (mk) || Vault of the Treasury || mk1 to ƒ0.29 (mk1 to 0.02€) Notes: An old and tried currency controlled by the state treasury, the Bergen Mark is currently transitioning from paper to plastic. Denominations are 1 (green), 5 (white), 10 (yellow), 20 (blue), 50 (silver), 100 (gold), and all depict the Mountain and Keys crest in differing colours. Currently experiencing rare uncertainty due to ongoing fears of an almost-recession, slowing growth. Confederated Republic of Beautancus || Pound Sterling (£) || Bank of the Burgesses || 1£ to ƒ10 (1£ to 1.00€) McBonifacius Burger Costs: £2.75 (2.75€) Notes: The Cussian Pound Sterling is a direct descendant of the original Engellexian Pound, sharing many similarities both superficial and fundamental - while still having evolved to better represent the dynamic & robust Cussian marketplace. The Pound Sterling regulated by the Bank of the Burgesses, the central bank of the Confederated Republic, largely overseen by and subordinate to the House of Burgesses, though seats on the Governing Board are also reserved for the Chairmen of the Senatorial Commerce Oversight Committee and Senatorial Foreign Currency Trust, as well as representatives from the nation's three largest private financial institutions (subject to confirmation by the House), the Banks of Roanoke & Mint Hill and the Clarendon Commonwealth Credit Union. The most commonly used hard currency domestically, coinage bearing inherent material value (being silver), largely mirrors the Engellexian tradition as well, unto enumeration of many individual denominations (though not all), including the basic subunit, the Penny (p). Those denominations still frequently used are 5p, 10p, 25p, 50p, £1, £5, £10, £25, £50 & £100; 1p and 2p denominated coins have been removed from circulation, and coins valued in excess of £10 are rarely carried on person, per impracticality by weight. Paper denominations, called Promissory Notes, that are most often taken in circulation are £10, £20, £50, £100, £500, £1000, £5000 & £10,000 - i.e. sums that would be impractical to carry in hard, silver, currency. Designs for coinage tends to reflect historical and patriotic themes, including components of the Great Seal of the Confederated Republic, the "stamp" of the Clarendon Cotton Exchange Company - that issued Cussian coinage on behalf of the First Republic for nearly two centuries, and the likenesses of key figures such as the one-eyed visage of Colonel Norman B. Vance and the hawk-nosed silhouette of Lord-President Endymion Q. Drummond III; Promissory Notes bear designs more reflective of the most prominent Commonwealths & Dominions and can vary per administrative unit or general region in which they are issued; the Fountain of Clarendon, the Millhouse of Roanoke, the Rattlesnake of the Uctené, Mustang of the Coda & Smoking Mountain of Cumberland are but a few prominent devices most commonly seen. High Kingdom of Caledonia || Caledonian Tasdan (T) || Royal Bank of Caledonia || 1T to ƒ0.1 (1T to .01€) McBonifacius Burger Cost: 422T (4.22€) Notes: The Tasdan (pl.Tasdain) is the legal tender in the High Kingdom of Caledonia. It is currently one of the weakest currencies of the world, after the 1999 crisis and hyperinflation. Even so, while the currency isn't denominated (there have been many proposals to change to a new Tasdan and replace the 100 with 1), in the modern days, it is a stable currency used in Loago and Cabaon, not only in Caledonia with an inflation of less than 3%. Currently there are coins of 10 and 50 Tasdain and banknotes of 100, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000 Tasdain. The 10T coin is made of brass and the 50T one of a tin alloy, showing on the obverse a raven and on the other Saint Piran's Cross. The banknotes show on the obverse an unkindness of ravens over a series of standing rocks, while on the reverse, the Coat of Arms of the High Kingdom and a series of historical characters. Union State of Eiffelland and Retalia || Unionsmark (UM) || Unionsbank Eiffellands und Retaliens || UM 1.00 to ƒ9.40 (UM 1.00 to 0.94€) McBonifacius Burger Cost: UM 3.30 (3.10€) Notes: - As a result of the 2018 war in Gallo-Germania, the currencies of both Eiffelland and Retalia depreciated. The curent course of the Unionsmark reflects that. For instance, in the index of the Fuger Bank, 1 Eiffelland Mark was worth €1.06. - The currency is called Unionsmark, but the people simply call it the Mark. - Eiffelland, Helgoland and Rügen are real cashlands: "Bares ist Wahres" (cash is real money). Paying with cards and smartphones is widely possible there, but not used really often. The most frequent users of the possibility to pay with cards and smartphones are Eiffellandians, Helgolanders and Rügeners under 25, and foreigners. In contrast, paying with cards and smartphones is more popular than cash in Retalia. - The Unionsmark is available in the following denominations: Coins: 1 Pfennig, 2 Pfennige, 5 Pfennige, 10 Pfennige, 20 Pfennige, 50 Pfennige, 1 Mark, 2 Mark. All coins have the head of King Albrecht on the back. Banknotes: 5 Mark (green and yellow), 10 Mark (blue and purple), 20 Mark (green), 50 Mark (light brown), 100 Mark (blue), 200 Mark (orange), 500 Mark (red) and 1000 Mark (dark brown). All banknotes have different colours (as already mentioned), differ in both height and width (the 5 Mark note being the smallest and the 1000 Mark note being the largest), and show the heads of Eiffellandian and Retalian scientists, authors, painters and composers. The banknotes also contain marking symbols so that blind people can feel which denomination each banknote has. - Only the National Bank of Eiffelland-Retalia is allowed to print banknotes and make coins. It is legally obliged to cover at least 50% of all cash money in Unionsmarken with possessions of gold and silver. Currently that coverage is slightly above 100%. Engellexian Republic || Pound Sterling (£) || Aldwych Bank || 1£ to ƒ8.80 (1£ to 0.88€) McBonifacius Burger Cost: £3.57 (3.14€) Notes: Pound Sterling is regulated by Aldwych Bank in Dulwich, the independent central bank of the Engellexian Republic, though the First Lord of Aldwych Bank holds a position within the Council of the Republic. Banknote denominations that are frequently used are £5, £10, £20, £50; £1 and £100 are not legal tender in a majority of Constituent Republics and therefore rarely used. Coin denominations, including of the subunit Penny (p), still frequently used are 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, and £2; 1p and 2p denominated coins have been removed from circulation, and £5 coins are rarely used. Designs involve the Cerberus, on one side, and Gloriana, on the other, for coins; banknotes have various designs, but all bear the Cerberus on the obverse. Holy Kingdom of Justosia || Justo (§) || Finance Ministry de Royale || 1§ to ƒ12.5 (1§ to 1.25€) McBonifacius Burger cost: §2.75 (3.44€) Notes: Increments: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500. Design: White paper print. Red edges. Light gold body. Face of current sovereign monarch only. The national coat of arms on both sides. Registration/confirmation #. Date printed. Signature of the Finance Minister. Hidden light mark to prevent frauds. Etc. Jyskerige-Østveg || Rigsdaler (ƒ) || Jyskeriges Rigsbank || ƒ1 to ƒ1 (ƒ1 to 0.10€) McBonifacius Burger Cost: ƒ48 (4.80€) Notes: Known as the Rigsdaler, it’s often translated to English as the Rixdollar. The symbol comes from the old florin used in Gaulia and is placed before the numeric value. Smaller units are known as penning (₰) or the penny in English. Symbolically Østvegs Nationalbank prints and manages the Rigsdaler in Østveg, where it is spelled Riksdaler. Banks notes reflect this spelling change, and also feature different pictures. Grand Duchy of Lars || Fiorino di Lars "Lars Florin" (ƒ or ƒl) || Central Bank of Lars || 1ƒl to ƒ0.05 (1ƒl to 0.45€) McBonifacius Burger Costs: (10.40ƒl = 4.68€) Notes: The Bank of Lars, known in Italian as Banca di Lars also known as DucalBank, is the central bank of Lars. The central bank is independent, has the function of printing banknotes and has banking supervision tasks. The Bank is also the custodian of the nation's gold reserve. Banknotes: 10ƒl / 25fl / 50fl / 100fl / 250fl / 1000fl. Each banknotes have over the effigy of value: Green, Blue, Red, Orange, Brown, Purple and pink. All the banknotes have over the effigy of historical figures of the Grand Duchy. The 10-florins banknote is the only one to bring back the effigy of the Grand Duchess. Coins: 0.05c / 0.10c / 1fl / 2.5fl / 5fl Federation of the Natal (Natalia) || Natalian Pound (NAP) || Federal Bank of Natalia || 1NAP to ƒ3 (1NAP to 0.33€) Notes: The Natalian Pound is the sole legal tender which has replaced in 1910 the Coastal Pound (used in Upper and Lower Natalia and in Langfield), the Imali (used in the Rozvi, Loda and Mbunda states) and the Khauta (used in the Pondo and Yao states). Currently there are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 NAP on the market, showing the federal coat of arms in the front side and different Himyari animals in the reverse. The subunit of the NAP is the penny, which has coins of 1, 5, 10 and 50p. Northern Cooperative Unions || Northern Denar (d) || Commissariat for Financial Affairs || 1d to ƒ0.20 (1d = 0.02€) McBonifacius Burger Cost: 221.80 denari (4.43€) Notes: The Northern Denar is regulated by the Commissariat for Financial Affairs, which in itself is overseen by the People's Chamber of Deputies, which in itself is overseen by the People's Cooperatives. Denominations exist of 1 denar, 5 denars, 10d, 20d, 50d, 100d, and 1000d notes, each of which is radically neutral in design with little to note. Because of the Northern tendency for utility, all design is mainly devoted purely to showcasing the bills as genuine, as money printers were previously a massive issue throughout the criminal Northern Mafijas. The bills are suited mainly to prevent counterfeiting as a result. The designs simply show numbers, the Northern flag, the issuance date, confirmation numbers, and other relevant private material to ensure the bill is genuine. Pelasgian Empire || Hyperpyron (ϒ) || Bank of Pelasgia || 1ϒ to ƒ0.02 (1ϒ to 0.22€) Notes: The hyperpyron (pl. hyperpyra, ὑπέρπυρον/-α) is the Pelasgian currency, divided into 100 lepta (sing. lepton,). It dates back the 12th century AD and was long used as an international currency due to the purity of its gold. Along with the Empire's decline in the 14th century came its bastardisation and the resulting "trachy", with actual Hyperpyra being only minted again in the late 18th to early 19th century, alongside the first banknotes. Since the 1970s, the Hyperpyron has been a fiat currency, completely divorced from gold. The name is still retained for historic reasons, though some scholars have suggested various new fiat-related names such as "stater" to reflect this change. —The Bank of Pelasgia, which is independently administered but owned solely by the Pelasgian state, is the sole printing and circulation authority of the Hyperpyron. Coins typically feature the face of the Emperor on one side and various designs, such as the Imperial eagle, pictures of saints, olive branches and boats on the other, alongside the value. Banknotes are very elaborate, with modern designs being introduced since the early 2000s, featuring historical persons and buildings on one side (e.g. the architects Isidore and Kallikratis and the Hagia Pronoia Cathedral), and modern achievements and notable persons of Pelasgia on the other (e.g. the Oncological Research Centre of Thermi and Dr. Laonikos Papageorgiou). Commonwealth of Pohjanmaa || Markka (ℳ) || Pohjanmaan Pankki || 1ℳ to ƒ9 (1ℳ to .90€) McBonifacius Burger Costs: 4ℳ (3.6€) Notes: The Markka is issued by Pohjanmaan Pankki, which is Finnic for bank. Paper currency is notable for being issued vertically. Coinage is limited to whole quarters and halves, and values between are rounded up or down in currency transactions. More than half of all transactions these days are done electronically, and in these cases the exact value is taken. Senecan Union || Senecan Quid (ꝗ) || All-Union Reserve || 1ꝗ to ƒ7 (1ꝗ to 0.7€) Notes: The Senecan Quid is regulated by the All-Union Reserve, itself managed by the Union Office of the Exchequer. Denominations exist of 1ꝗ, 2ꝗ, 10ꝗ, 20ꝗ, 50ꝗ, 100ꝗ, and 1000ꝗ notes, each of identical dimensions albeit distinct designs and colors. The obverse side of each bill features important figures from the Union's history, as well as the Union seal, whilst the reverse displays an image of a Senecan major city - crossed by a diagonal green bar. The left fringe of each bill bears 15 alternating red and white striations, in mimicry of the flag. Continental Republic of Sylvania || Silver Dollars ($D) || Department of the Treasury || Value $D1.00 to ƒ8 ($D1.00 to 0.80€) McBonifacius Burger Costs: $D2.99 (2.39€) Notes: The Silver Dollar is issued and controlled through the Department of the Treasury by the Continental Congress of Sylvania. The Silver Dollar is so named as the currency was once redeemable for its value in silver, which is no longer the case. The Silver Dollar is silver colored with an ornate border, in the center a portrait of a past Sylvanian President, on the left the seal of the treasury and on the right the denomination of the bill, over the silhouette of the militia watchmen that can be found on the Sylvanian flag. The obverse side of the bill shows a famous landmark or event in Sylvanian history. Denominations are set in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. Coins are found in 1 cent pennies, 5 cent nickles, 10 cent dimes, 25 cent quarters and 50 cent half silver dollars. Important OOC Note: If you notice an error in my math please politely let me know! (I’m a social science grad, math wasn’t really my forte!) Lastly, if you are new to the forum, you won’t get the McBonifacius reference. I can only point to to the old old old days of the forum which you can see here: http://www.europe-game.eu/index.php?threads/mcbonifacius™.651/ Also understand that the McBonifacius index doesn’t entirely spell out the power of a currency. A lot of different forces are at play. What it can suggest is how expensive it would be for someone to travel to said country, as high domestic salaries could make the expensive cost of a burger easy to pay for example. Additionally, similarly I can speak to experience that I’ve paid almost $40 USD for a pizza in Norway. This cost is quite normal to them though, and when they travel to the United States prices can feel very cheap for them. This might not always be the case though, an expensive burger could also mean that the burger is the right to an exclusive class of people and the economy otherwise looks like a basket case, like some countries in Africa might look like. There isn’t a “meta” and a lot can be discussed as to what the numbers actually mean for each country. That said, it can give us an idea how the cost of living in other countries, and some degree of how powerful a currency might be on a very conceptual basis for exports and imports.