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Despite Caesar's poor relations with the other factions in New Vegas, Legion currency is still accepted as payment in the Mojave Wasteland, owing to the high level of trade with the Legion and the safety of its territory for caravans. The exchange rate is 4 bottle caps to 1 denarius, and 100 bottle caps to 1 aureus.
The denarius (silver), which bears an image of a younger Caesar on the obverse and Caesar, Joshua Graham and Bill Calhoun on the reverse. The inscriptions are in Latin, "Caesar Dictator" meaning "Dictator Caesar" or "Absolute Ruler Caesar" on the front and "Magnum Chasma" meaning "Great Abyss" or "Great Fissure" on the back, referring to the Grand Canyon. The symbolism is simple - the denarius commemorates young Caesar's journey to the Canyon and his first victories as a dictator of the Grand Canyon tribes.
- Legion Denarius - Used as currency mainly by Caesar's Legion.
These can be found on the bodies of enemies killed using crafted 12 gauge coin shot ammunition.
Despite the description of being mangled, it appears identical to the normal Legion Denarius but is worth only half the value, at 2 caps instead of 4.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Both the denarius and aureus were forms of Roman currency used during the time of the Roman Empire, with the aureus being valued at 25 silver denarii.
- When post-endgame play for Fallout: New Vegas was being considered, J.E. Sawyer intended for the Legion to mint a commemorative double aureus featuring a depiction of a conquered General Lee Oliver on the front and a symbolism for the Courier. The idea for the coin is inspired by the Vercingetorix denarii minted by Julius Caesar after his victory over the Gauls.
- ↑ J.E. Sawyer: "Gold and silver have low melting points. They don't need to mine for it if they find it in some other form."
- ↑ Dale Barton: "Hell, I don't even need to travel with guards most of the time in Legion territory. All the bandits are dead or run off."
(Dale Barton's dialogue)
- ↑ Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Some caravans deal with the Legion now because the security. If towns could get the same protection? A lot more tempting than you'd think. Bunch of people would be willing to side with the Legion to not have to worry about Fiends and Boomers and Powder Ganger attacks."
(Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)