Rising Through The Reaches
The sharp is the standard currency used throughout The Reaches. They are silver coins approximately 26 mm in diameter1 minted by the Imperial Bank of Deschaine in the capital city of Ahraemis. The "tails" side of the coin holds the crest belonging to the ruling family at the time of its minting while the "heads" side includes the face of the Emperor or Empress at the time of minting in profile.
The coins are called sharps because of a nearly imperceptible slot in the center of the coin into which the coin's information is imprinted during the minting process. Sharps come in increments of 1, 5, 50, and 500. Sharps of differing values do not change in size, but have the value printed at the bottom of either face, with the information also encoded magically into the "sharp" of the coin.
|Value||What you get?|
|1sp||The cheapest ale and possibly a night of sickness|
|6sp||A decent, if not fancy, meal|
|15sp||A meal at a fine dining establishment.|
|150sp||An slightly below average horse|
|350sp||A high quality war mount|
|900sp||A small apartment in a nice area of town.|
|1800sp||A nice two-bedroom home.|
1 Approximately the size of a Canadian loonie.