So 30 coins to a pound - between Gygax's 10 and 3rd edition's 50. I might use that in B&T - split the difference.
This is very helpful and interesting. Thanks Al.
Those coins look better than the ones we mint in America today, haha.I might have to use that picture on my own blog. :)
I wonder if that weight includes the earthenware pots and such.
I use Spanish Doubloons as my model, so a pile of treasure "looks right" in our mind's eye. They were about .95 ounces each, so 50,000 gold coins in my campaign would weigh about one and a half tons. We use the classic 10:10:10 and the historical silver/gold ratio was long 10/1 so it is fine that they are all the same size. Thus even mixed coins weigh the same.