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Coyns: Of the rare artifacts recovered from Ancient sites, the most common are coyns, small disk of metal engraved with various symbols. Their specific purpose is unknown. It may be that the objects served as money, jewelry, psionic focuses, or for some other unknown purpose.

Original coyns have been found in various precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, iridium, monadium, and even uranium. Sets range in size from six to thirty-eight pieces and are considered desirable to museums throughout the Imperium. Each coyn has a scrap value of Cr400 (if gold); to a museum, the value is closer to Cr4000.

Copies of sets of coyns are made of aluminum, lead, or zinc and are more frequently encountered from unscrupulous merchants or traders. Such fake coyns have a value of about Cr20 each. -ld IE -ld TP