Upstarts in Felac'Delb
When the Orcs Owned the World, they had to deal with several local customs, which annoyed them. They were the conquerors, so the world should be shaped to their desires. Following that line of thought, some of the Inner Lords collaborated with their more cooperative subjects to come up with the Kozak Standard Value System. The system established three acceptable materials for coinage, their relative worth, and the single size for all coins.
Copper Coins: Copper was deemed the least valuable precious metal, so it takes the lowest value of standard coins.
Silver Coins: Silver was deemed a moderately valuable precious metal, so coins of silver are worth ten times that of a copper coin.
Gold Coins: Gold was deemed the most valuable precious metal for coinage, so coins of gold are worth twenty-five times that of a silver coin.
The size of these coins is one inch in diameter with a thickness of a tenth of an inch. Molds for the coins were constructed from the official standard, which is an heirloom of Kozak’s family.
The image stamped into the coin was intentionally left out of the standard to preserve the sense of a local currency.
Before the standard was established, many other materials were popular for coinage. Iron was a popular alternative to silver for the Kalashek, gemstones were commonly used alongside gold by the dwarves, and elves used coins made from finely polished and stained cedar.