The standard unit of money in Dragaera is the Imperial Gold Piece (or simply "Imperial"). This is a gold coin consisting of one Imperial Ounce of Gold; or one seventeenth of an Imperial pound.
Smaller denominations are:
- The "Orb" (A silver coin, at the rate of seventeen Orbs to the Imperial)
- The "copper" (a copper coin, likely at the rate of seventeen coppers to the Orb)
Typically, an orb will bear a serioli symbol of the number of the cycle in which it was struck, with a small mark to indicate the House that was in power at the time. The obverse side will typically show the face of the Lord in whose demesne the coin was struck, or else that of the Emperor.
It is unclear what (if anything) was used for currency between different regions of the Empire during the Interregnum. Likely, older coins were still in circulation from Tortaalik's reign, but given the average life of coinage, it seems likely that local lords (such as Kâna) may have struck their own currency in the years leading up to the restoration of the Empire.
Barter was likely also in common practice during the Interregnum.
In the 156th year of the Interregnum, the Eastern (Fenarian (language)) town of Blackchappel used a coin called a fennick. In blackchapel, one could get a room, meal and bath for fourteen fennick. This translated to about nine pennies in the coinage of Esania, another Eastern village about twenty miles distant.