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"Dollars" redirects here. This page is about the NCR currency. For an overview of currency in all Fallout games, see Currency.
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NCR dollars, or Money in Fallout 2, are the standard currency of the New California Republic.


The NCR introduced its own money around the turn of the 23rd century and initially it relied on coins minted from gold. By 2241, the economy of the NCR dominated the West Coast and coins became universal currency, used by the three big powers: the NCR, Vault City and New Reno. During this time, bottle caps had become worthless in these regions.

For a while, the gold in Redding backed the NCR currency. However, by 2281, the gold had been targeted and destroyed during the NCR-Brotherhood War. As a result, the currency has become severely devalued, with a hundred-dollar bill valued at around 40 caps, even in NCR territory or shops. This means that the exchange rate for NCR currency to bottle caps is about 2 bottle caps to 5 NCR dollars. Its form had also changed: instead of minted coins, the NCR issues banknotes, similar to pre-War money.[1] In the Mojave Wasteland, these notes can be seen in the $5, $20, and $100 denominations.

The notes are issued by the Republic Reserve, located in Angel's Boneyard. In 2281, the current Treasurer of the Republic and head of the Republic Reserve is John Michael Henderton; his signature can be found on the front face of all NCR notes found in the Mojave Wasteland.



Gameplay article: Fallout 2

Minted coins backed by gold. They are used as standard currency by the New California Republic, Vault City and New Reno in 2241. Bottle caps have been replaced by these coins.


FNV 5$ bill
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

$5 appears as a paper bill similar to a US $5 bill. It features a picture of Aradesh on the face of the bill and a landscape image of the Shady Sands on the back.


FNV 20$ bill
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

$20 appears as a paper bill similar to a US $20 bill. It features a picture of First Ranger Seth on the face of the bill and two pieces of New California Ranger insignias on the back.


FNV 100$ bill
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

$100 appears as a paper bill similar to a US $100 bill. It features a picture of President Tandi on the face of the bill and an image of Tandi addressing a crowd on the back.

Behind the scenesEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
When post-endgame play was being discussed for Fallout: New Vegas, J.E. Sawyer had planned to have a $500 bill become introduced to the Mojave if the player chose to support the NCR in their gameplay.
Side note: in the olden days when we planned to support post-Hoover play, I did want to introduce two new forms of currency in the event that the player supported an NCR or Legion victory: an NCR $500 bill with either President Kimball or Chief Hanlon on it, depending on the ending, and something commemorating the Courier on the back, also a Legion double aureus (worth 200 caps) commemorating the Courier on the back and conquered General Oliver on the front (in the style of Vercingetorix on Roman coins following Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul). - J.E. Sawyer


  1. J.E. Sawyer "And this is discussed in-game: BoS raided NCR's gold reserves until NCR could no longer generate gold coinage nor back their paper money. They abandoned the gold standard and established fiat currency, which is why its value is inflated over both caps and (especially) Legion coinage."
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