There are various currencies in the world of Eora, where Pillars of Eternity is set. They have different values and are used in different cultures, some of them more common and less valuable than others.
From the game-playing point of view, the player hasn't to deal with these differences, as all currencies convert to "cp" or "copper" after picking them up, representing the low value copper denominations used in different parts of Eora (Copper Pands in The Dyrwood, Copper Awlds in Eir Glanfath, Copper Skeyts in the Aedyr Empire, and Copper Pires in most parts of the Old Empires, Eastern Reach, and the Deadfire Archipelago). Furthermore, all values in both, the player's inventory and in stores, are displayed in "cp".
Coppers can be used to purchase goods and services offered throughout Eora. Vendors, most commonly found in towns and cities, will gladly buy and sell goods in exchange for coppers.
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|Appearance||Name||Description||Culture||Value in cp||Added in|
|Adra Enîach||Not currency in the traditional sense, enîachs are awarded to Glanfathans for noteworthy deeds. They are palm-sized, intricately-carved discs of adra that commemorate the deeds of the recipient.||Eir Glanfath||60||Pillars of Eternity|
|Azata Shell||These small, egg-shaped shells are harvested from common azata sea snails. Naturally smooth and shiny, they come in myriad colors and are the most common currency of the Huana.||Huana||1||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Azata Nui Shell||Azata nui shells come from snails up to three times the size of the common azata. Relatively rare, the azata nui commands a higher price in trade.||Huana||5||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Azata Shell String||A leather string of exactly five azata shells selected for exceptional similarity to each other and garnering a much higher value than the individual shells normally would. Non-Huana are often unable to discern the quality of an azata string, so unscrupulous Huana have taken to duping Vailians and Rauatans with strings of shells that other Huana reject as counterfeit. Foreigners rarely find this as funny as the locals do.||Huana||20||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Baby Pearl||Small, immature pearls are frequently recovered by Huana oyster divers. While not as valuable as mature pearls, they are still used as currency throughout the Deadfire.||Huana||8||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Brass Teo||The base currency of the Kingdom of Rauatai is the brass teo (hand). Though the coin bears no resemblence to a hand, Rauatans named the coin for its ability to pay for goods and services, after a common saying, "The hand performs the labor."||Rauatai||1||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Bronze Hon||The hon is an odd-looking half-coin, created from a bronze ōa by simply breaking it in half along a deep groove in the casting. The hon was created during a period of Rauatai's history when the ranga nui did not want to create any more currencies. Instead, he had the royal mint modify the existing dies to include a depression in the casting.||Rauatai||4||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Bronze Ōa||A large, bronze coin, the Rauatan ōa is the second most commonly-used currency in their kingdom. It is the original form of bronze hon, which is commonly broken in half for a half-value coin.||Rauatai||8||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Captain's Suolenet||The symbol of an upside down crown - the mark a Príncipi pirate - has been carved into one side of this golden suole coin. On the other side is a custom symbol denoting a captain's rank.||Príncipi||15||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Copper Awld||Glanfathans use relatively large, crude copper coins called awld ("knot") that are worth more than a Dyrwoodan pand due to their high copper content.||Eir Glanfath||2||Pillars of Eternity|
|Copper Pand||This is a high-volume Dyrwoodan currency used in everyday trade and is the basis for most transactions.||Free Palatinate of Dyrwood||1||Pillars of Eternity|
|Copper Pire||The copper "pear" is the base currency of the Vailian Republics and has high circulation both in their city-states and their extended mercantile empire.||Vailian Republics||1||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Copper Skeyt||The skeyt is the standard currency used in the Aedyr Empire and areas under their direct control. Like the Dyrwoodan pand, it is a small copper coin.||Aedyr Empire||1||Pillars of Eternity|
|Durgan Cogwheel||The settlements across the White March used a variety of bronze coins as currency. These "cogwheels" were used in Durgan's Battery, where they were created in a two-part process. The distinctive cog-shaped planchets were cast in bronze. While cooling, they were struck in iron dies. The coins are still quite valuable in the Eastern Reach due to their high copper content.||Durgan's Battery||4||The White March - Part I (only)|
|Golden Duc||The golden duc is the only gold coin minted in the Dyrwood. They bear the faces of historical ducs of the Dyrwood, though most of them show the face of the first duc, Admeth Hadret.||Free Palatinate of Dyrwood||12||Pillars of Eternity|
|Golden Oble||A rare coin even in the Vailian Republics, the golden oble ("double") is a large gold coin. It is mostly used by the extremely wealthy.||Vailian Republics||18||Pillars of Eternity|
|Golden Scelling||The golden Aedyre scelling is the equivalent of the Dyrwoodan duc, equal in size and value.||Aedyr Empire||12||Pillars of Eternity|
|Golden Suole||The smallest gold coin used by the Vailian Republics, the suole ("sun") is used for high-value transactions.||Vailian Republics||9||Pillars of Eternity|
|Obsidian Flake||Obsidian occurs naturally throughout the Deadfire due to the regions high volcanic activity. Though it is brittle, obsidian can be knapped to create an incredibly sharp edge. Huana use the material for various cutting instruments, including knives and spear points. When Huana come across large chunks of obsidian suitable for knapping, they break them into spalls and flakes for trade or personal use.||Huana||3||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Obsidian Spall||Obsidian occurs naturally throughout the Deadfire due to the regions high volcanic activity. Though it is brittle, obsidian can be knapped to create an incredibly sharp edge. Huana use the material for various cutting instruments, including knives and spear points. When Huana come across large chunks of obsidian suitable for knapping, they break them into spalls and flakes for trade or personal use.||Huana||12||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Old Bronze Ōa||Though quite rare in the present day, old bronze ōas continue to circulate in Rauatai and among their trading partners. The only difference between an old ōa and a new ōa is that the former lacks the casting depression that allows the coin to be broken into two bronze hons of equal value. Because of their rarity and slightly higher bronze content, the old ōas are a little more valuable. Younger Rauatans sometimes jokingly refer to "grandpa's ōa" as a symbol of an earlier time before the kingdom's rapid expansion and militarization.||Rauatai||9||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Readceran Fenning||Readceran fennings are typically stamped with the Penitential Regency's heraldry, or else with images of the vorlas plant associated with Readceras' once-thriving dye exports. The coin's value is identical to that of the silver Aedyran fenning using throughout the Empire and its colonial territories, though Readceran coins are not nearly as widespread.||Readceras||5||The White March - Part II (only)|
|Readceran Skeyt||A small copper coin, identical in value to the Aedyran variety of the same name and the Dyrwoodan pand.||Readceras||1||The White March - Part II (only)|
|Silver Fenning||This large silver coin is used for large transactions in the Aedyr Empire and many of their colonial territories.||Aedyr Empire||6||Pillars of Eternity|
|Silver Lusce||The most common Vailian coin found in the Dyrwood is the silver lusce ("fish"), so-named for its resemblance to the scales of a fish.||Vailian Republics||3||Pillars of Eternity|
|Silver Utoki||The largest Rauatan coin in common circulation, the silver utoki is used for large trade transactions. Several generations of utoki ("crown") have been minted, the image on the obverse changing with each ranga nui. The reverse always features a physical crown.||Rauatai||20||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
|Stalwart Boney||Stalwart's residents use assorted pieces of carved fish bone as a supplemental currency. Most "boneys" are carved from a large flat spot on the skulls of speckleback fish. The carvings are intricate enough that outsiders find them valuable for their artistry.||Stalwart, White March||3||The White March - Part I (only)|
|Suolenet||The symbol of an upside down crown has been carved into one side of this suole coin. Worn on a leather string as a necklace, this suolenet is the chosen mark of a Príncipi pirate.||Príncipi||7||Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire|
- Almanac Of The Eastern Reach, 2823 AI, page 17 - The most rudimentary and accessible form of currency found in Dyrwood, and the rod by which all others are measured, is the copper pand (pahnd, “pawn”), abbreviated as “cp.” Most domestic transactions take place in terms of pands.
- Pillars of Eternity: Pen and Paper Starter Guide, page 44 - The base unit of currency in most parts of the Old Empires, Eastern Reach, and the Deadfire Archipelago is the copper pire (cp). It is produced and distributed by the Vailian Republics, the most powerful trading nation in their hemisphere.