Talk:Xlipo

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I don't know if you are aware of this, Ronald, but decimal currency systems in IB are extremely rare and generally (for now at least) frowned upon by most inhabitants of IB. The only other decimal currency system I am aware of in IB is the Louisianan currency. Is the fact that the xlipo is divided into 100 sultis intentional? Boreanesia 22:00, 24 May 2005 (PDT)

Well, it was intentional even before XL "joined" Ill Bethisad, so it's hard to change. You'll notice that the stamps on http://geocities.com/xliponia/mail.htm (10, 15, 25, 50 sulti and 20s) presuppose a decimal currency. Sult, by the way, is from solidus - the "shilling". Have you got any idea of how this might be fixed?! I would not, of course, like to change the stamp images... Kyrmse 05:17, 25 May 2005 (PDT)

How about an "accidental" decimal currency? The original currency was £SD, but inflation got out of control and the sult lost much of its value. Then the Xliponian government abandoned "pounds" and "pence" and just created another currency unit, saying it's worth 100 "shillings" (like intis and soles in *here*'s Peru) which they named the Xlipo? Deiniol 05:34, 25 May 2005 (PDT)
If that be the case, then "Xlipo" would be a name similar to "Euro"! --IJzeren Jan 07:03, 25 May 2005 (PDT)
No reason to presuppose a "pound" unit beforehand. I would suggest it was just "sult" and whatever denarius became in Xliponian.
Quite a few nations *here* use currencies derived from their national names. The Latvian Lat, the Sierra Leone Leone to name just a couple. - Nik 21:09, 25 May 2005 (PDT)
Deiniol's suggestion is, IMO, a good one. But here's another suggestion. The 10, 15, and 20 sulti stamps do not necessarily presuppose a decimal system, IMO. They fit quite well with a 120- or 240-based system. Even the 25 and 50 sulti stamps would have some limited use in a 120- or 240-based system. So perhaps the system is a 240 based system (as in most of Europe), or it changed to a 120-based system. It will also give Ronald an opportunity to create more stamps, like a 4 sulti stamp! Boreanesia 22:38, 25 May 2005 (PDT)
Why does it have to presuppose anything? Stamp prices are often odd numbers, after all. -- Nik
1 xlipo = 120 sulti it shall be!
Kyrmse 10:14, 27 May 2005 (PDT)

New images

Nice work, Ronald! --IJzeren Jan 14:56, 10 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Old coins and bills still valid?

There's never been any demonetized money? -- Nik 19:09, 10 Jul 2005 (PDT)

If you can find old bills and coins (and specimens from, say, 1916 are becoming scarce!), they'll be worth their face value in ordinary transactions. Chances are, though, that they will be worth far more as collectors' items than as money qua money. Care to pay 200 pounds for the (multilingual!) 60s bill in mint condition, or 50 pounds for the Otho VI 10s coin?! Kyrmse 15:13, 11 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Smallest Coin?

What is the smallest coin? Is it the 1-sult? If so, that's a relatively high denomination for a smallest coin, being equivalent to 1.7 FK pence, or almost 7 times the value of a farthing, the FK's smallest coin. Nik 21:43, 11 December 2005 (PST)

We dó have 1/6-sult coins. You don't see them very often any more, but even so... Kyrmse 07:26, 12 December 2005 (PST)
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