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From: Brownes3@aol.com
Subject: (whorl) Cards as Currency
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 10:48:14 EDT

>>However, I don't think that's what is going on. I suspect the Cards became
>>a unit of currency for the reason that gold did on Earth: they're scarce,
>>measurable, almost indestructable, pretty, and portable. 

Sensible, but not likely because of what it doesn't explain:  what happened to
the original currency, then? There's no mention of other currency, even by
"good ole days" types of characters. Cards had to have been the only currency
know in the Whorl. 

Rich Browne

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