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Star Wars Credits and Coinage
As I wasn't able to find any specific thread on the Credits and coins used throughout the Star Wars universe, I thought I'd start this thread.
The idea is to collect reference-material and share experiences for creating the different forms of currencies.
While there are single posts disseminated all over the forum, I found it hard to locate usable information with the available search-tools.
My plan is to update this first post with all shared photos and explanations to have everything in one place and make it easier for interested people to find the needed information.
So let's start!
Episode I - The Phantom Menace:
Used on Tatooine (and other Outer Rim worlds).
(Pix from the Visual Dictionary)
Thoughts and findings: I didn't start with this one, because I'd deemed it the most important, but rather because (surprisingly) there's the greatest amount of official photos to be found.
The coin on the right (pictures show front and backside) has been identified as a "Yuzluk"-coin from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, late 18th century).
Thanks to Mike J. !
Galactic Credit Chip
No idea where those were actually seen in the movies. That's the only official picture I found in the Visual Dictionary.
SOLO - A Star Wars Story
Fortunately quite a lot material of all the coins and creditbars used during the Sabacc-games!
I'll just quote a few posts from our Sabacc-thread, because those where the best closeup-pix so far.
Not sure if anyone brought it up on this thread or not but in the Solo A Star Wars Story Visual Guide they have a really nice picture and explanation of the chips used in Sabacc as well as a nice wooden Deck Holder and Dice Holder. I found some pictures of examples of the types of bargaining chips they used but it would be amazing to buy this in a beautiful set altogether cards, wooden box, instructions bargaining chips and all. I would easily bay 100 to 150 for a good quality set with nice reproduction pieces and nice quality printed cards.
These are all really interesting and could grow the lore even deeper now that they have a definitive set of events that took place for this game and the game now has rules etc. Beautiful pieces too! I should state these are in fact the original props that are also shown in that book but the book has some other really nice pieces not shown in these pictures. Hope it helps!
Here are a few more photos that I found. I really like the leather case for the cards and will have to make one of those soon!
While the coins with the Mythosaur-Symbol will surely be Mandalorian, I don't know if the smaller coin above is also a Mandalorian one.
Crystal Vertex - the nonagonal shaped coin with the crystal. I don't think the octagonal coin with the Aurabesh-credit-symbol will also be a Crystal-Vertex.
There are other coins with included crystals in the movie, so I guess those would rather be the other units belonging to this "family".
The Visual Dictionary doesn't offer too much on the distinction between different types of coinage.
The SOLO Movie posters provide some really nice closeups of the different coins and ingots (same types from multple angles! Great! ):
Somehow there seems to be a universal Star Wars rule that every single type of coin or ingot always comes in the exact same colors (gold, silver, bronze). I get why they did it from the optical point of view, though I don't think this is very logical.
Whatever - recreating those should be possible. (see later posts).
Star Wars - The Clone Wars
Galactic credit ingots
While those are the type of credits which where recreated the most by other fans, I've hardly been able to find good references. The only pic I got is this one:
If anyone has found other good references for the ingots, please share them here!
(The ones from SOLO look a little different...)
Star Wars Rebels
Republic Credit Chips
Seen in the episode "Idiot's Array" we got this type of credits in another game of Sabacc.
Star Wars money from licensed board games
There were some officially released bills and coins with different versions of Star Wars Monopoly.
While those are not related to any screen appearences, they are still added here for completeness.
(Thanks to division 6 and Mara Jade's Father for providing the info!)
There have been a number of different editions throughout the years. This is just a small selection:
That's what I got so far. Any additions and experiences would really be appreciated!