Tonight on the money programme we're going to look at money, lots of it...
This is the common currency of Eternal Lands, abbreviated as "gc". They are dropped by monsters, miscellaneous creatures, some animals, and are used to pay players and NPCs. Like a few items, they do not drop upon a player's death.
Taverns will trade gold coins for platinum coins and back. There's a service charge, so changing back and forth is a sure way to lose money. Platinum coins are totally useless. Neither NPCs nor players trade platinum coins, only taverns and then at a ruinous exchange rate.
Note: These coins will drop upon death; unlike gold coins, they are not undroppable.