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Form of trade involving the use of certain materials considered by all involved parties to be of certain inherent value.
As of the 23rd century, the Federation abandoned the normal use of money, favoring a philosopy of self-enhancement for all. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; and Star Trek: First Contact, DS9 episode: "In the Cards")
By the 24th century, the majority of non-Federation worlds in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants adopted a monetary system backed by gold-pressed latinum. The Federation government eventually adopted an exchange rate between credits and latinum, so as to further encourage free trade between member and non-member worlds.
It is unclear what the exchange rate is between credits and latinum.
|Types of currency|
|materials||acta crystal • gold • diamond • latinum • ludugial gold • silver|
|units||bilbok • cent • credit • darsek • dejebbit • dirak • dollar • drokna • ducat • galorine credit slip • ilec • kern • klon peag • laertian dinar • lek • lita • notch-rock • prime transfer authority • quatloo • sakto • sous • szeket • t'chak • talon • tri-esta|