From the New World
The Adenian pound is the official currency of the Adenian Empire. It was created during the reign of Mary the Benign, but did not start to see widespread circulation until the early 14th century, as Menene currency became more scarce. It is unique among modern New World currencies in that it is not based upon the coins of the Menene Empire.
Although the pound is named after the weight of measurement, there is no coin that weighs an entire pound; rather, the one pound coin is a weight of gold equivalent to one pound of silver. By weight, the value of gold is sixteen times that of silver.
Coins of the pound
|One pound||£1||360 grains (¾ oz)||gold|
|Noble||4 ℥||120 gr (¼ oz)||gold|
|Quarter pound||3 ℥||90 gr (3/16 oz)||gold|
|Half noble||2 ℥||60 gr (⅛ oz)||gold|
|Crown||1 ℥||480 grains (1 oz)||silver|
|Half crown||9 p.||240 grains (½) oz||silver|
|Groat||6 p.||160 grains (⅓ oz)||silver|
|Threepence||3 p.||80 grains (⅙ oz)||silver|
|Penny||1 p.||26⅔ grains (1/18 oz)||silver|
|Farthing||¼ p.||360 grains (¾ oz)||copper|
|Half farthing||⅛ p.||180 grains (⅜ oz)||copper|
|Third farthing||1/12 p.||120 grains (¼ oz)||copper|
All Adenian coins bear an image of the ruling monarch on the obverse and an image of the Hibernician crown on the reverse.
Units of account
There are three units of account: the pound (£), the ounce (℥), and the penny (p). There are twelve ounces to a pound, 18 pennies to an ounce, and 216 pennies to a pound.