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When bartering for goods and services no longer meets the needs of commerce, the people of the Realms turn to using coins, precious metals and gems.
Copper: Copper coins are known as coppers or copper pieces
Silver: Silver coins are known as silvers and silver pieces.
Electrum: Electrum coins are not as popular as gold, silver, and copper, but do exist and are commonly called blue eyes throughout the heartlands of the Realms.
Gold: Gold coins are the most common coin used by adventurers and are often called golden lions although only the coins of Cormyr are stamped with the figure of a lion.
Platinum: Platinum coins are called tricrowns, plats, or pearls.