Originally posted by Sith_Happens
Yeah, that's the other thing: while I'm not going to claim my research on the subject was especially comprehensive, the idea that the Realm is somehow unique in having denominations suitable for day-to-day use does not seem to track to real life history at all. Rather, anywhere with a sufficiently developed economy is going to.
Now, maybe the idea is supposed to be that each developed-enough Threshold state will have its own rough equivalents to the siu and/or yen, but the book makes it sound more like someone in Nexus or Great Forks is just SOL if they want to pay cash for anything worth less than 1/8 dinar.
Hence bar tabs.