Latina Pound

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The Pound of Latina (L£ or LL = Latina Libra) is since 1965 the currency in the countries of Latina, Zylanda and Niulutan-Riu with Cascande, the so called "southern currency union". Lorredion joins to the currency-union in 2010, so that on the older notes or coins this country is not named.

You can pay in Latina only with the pound. Only for the tunnel Beaudry - Latina you can pay in beuadrien Paval too. In Zylanda the people may sometimes accept other currencies. In Niulutan-Riu the currency of Khaiwoon too is accepted. In Tara many shops accept the Latina Pound til now (Tara has his own currency since the independence from Latina 2001).

One pound has 100 cent (Latina, Lorredion and Niulutan-Riu) or 100 pennich (Zylanda). 1000 pound is named a "Talent". 5 of Islyen Paval (IP) are one Latinian Pound. There are notes to 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 pound and 1 talent. Coins are used for 5 pound (in silver), named "Peso" or "De sweer", 2 and 1 pound (in bronce) and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cent / pennich (in brass). Real coins under 5 cent are not in use, so that prices to pay cash are p.e. 9,95 LL or 10 LL and not 9,98 or 9,99 (so called "swedish rounding").

20.000 pound is the price for a new middle-class car, 2 pounds and 50 cent for a pint of beer (0,51 l) and 20 cent for an egg. Workers get by law 11 pound at hour (or more) in Latina and 10,50 pound (or more) in Zylanda.

Note for 50 pound with the lighthouse of Aaby in Zylanda - see the catpaw, the dagger and the flower in the light area as symbols for the three first countries, where the pound is used

The Pound was currency in Latina from the beginning. Before 1824 the pound was divited in 20 denar and 240 es (each denar to 12 es). At the unification with New Holland in 1824 the Pound was - analog to the former Gylden in new Holland - divited in 100 cent or pennich. Pennich now only say the people in Zylanda and at the Jørpenilands and only few in the eastern provinces of Latina, most the dutch-speaking people near Van Pelt.

The issue of 1824 shows famous latinian politicans, the heroes of the resistance. In 1887 the design gets more neutral with buildings and the third version of 1924 under president Maly shows more worker- and farmer symbolic. In the time of president Carlos Sapenas this version of banknotes runs unchanged, because Sapenas told, to change the design of banknotes for political reasons costs money, what is worth a better use.

1987 - 100 years after the second version - this design seemded to be a bit too banal and become dusty. So it came to the design of 1987. Here at the election to the president in Latina (won by O'Higgins) the voters in all three countries could say, which design they prefer for the new notes out of a catalogue of four different design-variantes. The new design won with 42 % of the votes, a version analog the 1887-issue hold the second place with 29 %.

The latest notes of 1987 shown no people, but neutrale objects.

Note Colour Frontside Backside Remarks
1 Talent (1000 Pound) blue a lion, standing a lion, sleeping was "Oscar", lion in the zoo of Van Pelt
500 Pounds green the sailing-ship "Amadée" map of Central Ocean this ship sail the route Van Pelt - Elegantia
100 Pounds red first latinian railway-locomotive the AVE-net called "perro rojo", the "red dog" as synonyme for dirty transactions
50 Pounds orange Lighthouse of Aaby / Zylanda Harbour of Jørp /Jørpenilands for the feelings of Zylanda
20 Pounds yellow the Monte Golario an otter
10 Pounds chamois three little grey spotted kitten (cats) the mother of the three kitten was a photo-searching in all three nations, which won Mrs. Mercedes Hudapez in Gentofte. She gets a price of 5.000 LL

The last design of coins is from 1955. The frontside shows only the amount as great numerals and around them "Latina Libra" or "Latina Cent" at the upper half bow and at bottom a letter, where the coin is issued (mints are A = Latina (Cidudad), C = Cordoba, E = Elegantia (in Zylanda), G = Givullion, P = Pugall, R = Rivador (in Lorredion), T = Tsakuna (in Niulutan-Riu), V = Van Pelt) and the year of coining.

Coin Metal Diameter Backside Remarks
5 Pound silver 32 mm a leaf of an oak and an acorn silver only at outside
2 Pounds bronze 25 mm leafs and blossoms of Lamium album
1 Pound bronze 20 mm blossom of Rosa canina
50 Cent brass 20 mm a fox
20 Cent brass 17,5 mm a german shepdog not round, but with 7 edges
10 Cent brass 15 mm a snake around the hole with a hole in the middle like the danish Øre.
5 Cent brass 15 mm a squirrel

After the law about freedom of personal datas you can pay in Latina and Zylanda all debts in cash ("cash is freedom"). It is illegal to promise better conditions, if paying is online or with card.