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 Melzan coins are universally called **griffins**,​ in reference to the traditional supporters seen in Melza'​s full coat of arms. (As a professional thief, you'll be regularly hearing from your bosses or bidders to secure this or that sum of griffins during a heist, in addition to other potential loot.) All current Melzan coins, in the city itself as well as its surrounding countryside,​ feature a single example of this upright heraldic griffin on their reverse (back side). The obverse (front side) features different motifs, which vary depending on the metal and monetary value. ​ Melzan coins are universally called **griffins**,​ in reference to the traditional supporters seen in Melza'​s full coat of arms. (As a professional thief, you'll be regularly hearing from your bosses or bidders to secure this or that sum of griffins during a heist, in addition to other potential loot.) All current Melzan coins, in the city itself as well as its surrounding countryside,​ feature a single example of this upright heraldic griffin on their reverse (back side). The obverse (front side) features different motifs, which vary depending on the metal and monetary value. ​
  
-Griffins are subdivided into **golden baronats**, (colloquially "​nats";​ not be confused with baronets and roughly equivalent to real world [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ducat|ducats]]),​ **silver thalers** (originally called "​groshen"​ or "​groats",​ the names are still used colloquially) and the humble **copper hellers**. Golden coins are the most valuable and least common, with silver ones more common and copper ones predictably the commonest of all. Due to the non-decimalisation of Melzan currency (and much of Aporuean currency in general), the exchange rates of coins are not neatly based on tens. E.g. 1 baronat //does not// divide neatly into 10 thalers. Currently, 1 baronat is worth some 7 thalers or 84 hellers. 1 thaler is in turn worth 12 hellers.+Griffins are subdivided into **golden baronats**, (colloquially "​nats";​ not be confused with baronets and roughly equivalent to real world [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ducat|ducats]]),​ **silver thalers** (originally called "​groshen"​ or "​groats",​ the names are still used colloquially) and the humble **copper hellers**. Golden coins are the most valuable and least common, with silver ones more common and copper ones predictably the commonest of all. Due to the non-decimalisation of Melzan currency (and much of Aporuean currency in general), the exchange rates of coins are not neatly based on tens. E.g. 1 baronat //does not// divide neatly into 10 thalers. Currently, 1 baronat is worth some 7 thalers or 84 hellers. 1 thaler is in turn worth 12 hellers. ​(A single thaler is often simply dubbed "a dozen",​ with 6 hellers being referred to as a "​half-thaler"​.)
  
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