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Sci-fi currency converter - Galactic Credit Standard

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by nbarbosa, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. nbarbosa

    nbarbosa Jedi Youngling

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    I'm doing some research into the relative values of fictional currencies (don't ask!) and I was hoping some of the fans on this forum might be able to share their expertise. At the moment I'm looking into the value of the Galactic Credit Standard and trying to work out a conversion into pounds sterling/dollars. So: how much do you think 1 Galactic Credit Standard is worth in real-world money, and why?

    Any info you can provide would be really helpful. I'm also checking through wikis and fan sites, but thought I might have some luck with you guys! Thanks in advance.

    Nicole
     
  2. Jedi General Gelderd

    Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master star 5

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    Hi Nicole - welcome to the forum![face_dancing]

    That's a great question/study you have there! Bears some thought.... [face_thinking]

    Is it safe to assume George simply had 1 Credit worth 1 USD in 1977? I'm not sure - Han Solo agrees to a 17,000 credit fee for running Luke, Ben and the droids to Alderaan - $17K for ship hire? Hmm.

    Tough one - I'm sure there's a good answer out there, I look forward to seeing other responses. I'll keep searching!
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not sure how accurate it is, but there's a pretty good article here on the SW TOR website.

    Edit - you might have to scroll up to the top to see the article.
     
  4. thesevegetables

    thesevegetables Jedi Knight star 4

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  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I am only a few months late to answer.

    So, for 10,000 SW credits you can (almost) buy a used spacecraft equipped with anti gravity, blasters that can take out buildings and possibly cities, shields strong enough to resist any modern Earth weapon, and can get you across the galaxy in a month or so.

    What do you get on Earth for 10,000 dollars? A used car that has a range of 400 miles, can be halted with a rock, and is probably due for an oil change.
     
  6. Ordo N-11

    Ordo N-11 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't know of any conversion ratio for Credit to Dollar/Pound. However, the Wook says that the Hapan Currency is worth twice a credit. Hope that helps.
     
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