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Time as money movie

This looks like it might be The Price of Life, a 1987 short film produced by Chanticleer Films and originally aired on the U.S. cable channel, Showtime. While it doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry of its ...
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Why does no one take a fallen enemy's sword to sell it in Game of thrones?

The Focus on Highborns/Higher Social class A Lord or an anointed knight would find looting corpses below them. They normally own a fortune so they do not need to sell swords from corpses. Common ...
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Why Did Gringotts Pay Out for Harry's Firebolt?

This is all purest speculation, but I am assuming that Gringott's doesn't impound an account just because the Ministry wants them to: Ministry Official: We'd like you to impound the account of a ...
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What monetary system did Hobbits use in the Shire?

Basically, nothing. There are a handful of references to specific coins, primarily in the Bree section of FOTR. Bill Ferny sells a pony for 12 silver pennies; Barliman Butterbur makes an allusion to ...
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Does the wizarding world have a concept of loans?

In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix we see an advert at the bottom of the Daily Prophet for a loan service offered by GalloLoan$. Note that they offer loans to people who've been ...
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Why is latinum pressed in gold?

Latinum is a liquid at normal temperature and pressure. It's pressed into gold so that it can be weighed, measured, carried, handled, etc. Chemically speaking, gold is one of the least reactive metals ...
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What is one Galactic Credit worth?

In real-world terms, the Galactic Credit seems to be roughly analogous to a US dollar although certain items are going to be massively cheaper as a result of droid labour or massively more expensive ...
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Why do the Weasleys go to Egypt twice in the same year?

They visited Charlie for Christmas in the year before that (Harry's first year): It was true that Harry wasn't going back to Privet Drive for Christmas. Professor McGonagall had come around the ...
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Is Quark really supposed to have a negative asset balance?

In short: Yes. Quark had a major setback in the past which left him broke QUARK: Listen, son. When I was a young man, no older than you, I had an apprentice position with the District Sub-Nagus. I ...
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What monetary system did Hobbits use in the Shire?

Until European rulers discovered fiat currency by adulterating the coinage, coins simply had the value of however much they weighed. There was no need for exchange rates, because you just weighed the ...
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Does the wizarding world have a concept of loans?

We don't know, but there's no reason to think not. There's not much canon information on the precise administrative workings of Gringotts bank. You can find a detailed analysis in this excellent ...
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Why does no one take a fallen enemy's sword to sell it in Game of thrones?

Let's rephrase the question: "Why does no one take the murdered victim's sword to sell it?" CSI doesn't really exist in the Game of Thrones world, so if there are no witnesses to your fight with an ...
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Why does no one take a fallen enemy's sword to sell it in Game of thrones?

This does happen, albeit in the books more than the TV series. In Season 6, Episode 7 it is stated that the visitors to the camp are looking for Money, Food or Steel as payment for protection. Also ...
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How do employees of the Ministry of Magic get paid?

Based on the fact that Molly Weasley needs to collect her pittance from the family's bank vault (when it could be easily, and more conveniently have been stored in a small snoke-skin purse at the ...
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Time as money movie

It wasn't a "short, black & White" movie, but this is very much like the premise of In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake. Humans had been genetically engineered -- they no longer aged (...
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Why do they still use gold dragons as the currency in Westeros?

We know from A Feast of Crows that newly minted silver coins ("Stags") do have Robert's face on the reverse. "King Robert." She put a silver stag on the barrel between them. Robert's head was on ...
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How much is a Berry in One Piece worth?

A Berry (or Belly) appears to hew closely to how the Japanese Yen works. There are never any prices expressed in anything less than a whole Berry, just like the Yen. It also appears that 100 or so ...
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Why does no one take a fallen enemy's sword to sell it in Game of thrones?

There are many instances in ASOIAF of victors taking weapons from fallen enemies. Few instances of this have been shown on the GoT T.V. show. This is because screen time is valuable and, as has been ...
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What monetary system did Hobbits use in the Shire?

I am not aware of any description of the monetary system, but since Tolkien was a medieval scholar and the Shire seems to be a representation of England, I assume his internal thought was medieval ...
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What would have happened to Harry's property if he died during the Battle of Hogwarts?

Who inherits it would depend on who won. If Harry died in the battle, who inherits his wealth would depend on which side won the war, since they’d have different ways of handling Harry’s wealth and ...
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How does the Magic World obtain their food?

I don't believe wizards/witches need to do their grocery shopping exclusively at Muggle stores. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of Wizarding grocery stores available. Some of these appeared ...
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Why do they still use gold dragons as the currency in Westeros?

This is going to get complicated, but that's the nature of A Song of Ice and Fire. It goes without saying that this will contain spoilers, I will do my best to mask them appropriately. Robert did ...
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Is Bajor's post-occupation economy money-based?

Probably... maybe? I have very, very little evidence to go off of, and hopefully someone will be able to post a better answer than this. My thinking on this is based almost entirely on the DS9 ...
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When did the writers of Star Trek decide the Federation doesn't use money?

The change likely occurred during the writing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home There were explicit references to money being used in the 23rd Century in The Original Series, such as in "An Errand ...
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What currency does the galaxy deal in besides credits?

The primary currency of Tatooine (and the Outer Rim in general) was the Wupiupi Apparently they're still in use by the time of the New Republic and the First Order “Ha!” Pendewqell yawped. “I ...
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Can currency in the Wizarding World be melted down?

Goblin coins probably can't be melted We know that the coins are minted by goblins and that they can put protecting magic in metal items. Hagrid mentioned indestructible goblin armors... "Oh ...
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Has the (Dune universe) Solari ever been represented physically?

The 'officially licenced' Unicorn Games Collectible Card Game set Thunder at Twlight - Chapter 3 contains the card 'Byzantine Corruption'. Two hands appear to be handling (or counting) golden Solari ...
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Is there a canonical currency symbol for the Battletech C-Bill?

Yes, as can be seen from these screenshots from Mechwarrior online, the currency symbol for C-bills is the letter 'C' with a median bar extending to the left. I've done my best to mock up a version ...
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Is latinum a galactic currency?

There's no evidence that anyone in the Dominion uses latinum as a currency. That being said, they certainly have access to items that the Ferengi consider valuable (notably the gemstones seen in DS9: ...
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Why Did Gringotts Pay Out for Harry's Firebolt?

We know that goblins have their own laws and don't necessarily respect wizarding law. This is made clear by Griphook's attitude to the Sword of Griffindor so as far as they are concerned the fact that ...
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