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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 NCR dominated the West Coast and coins became universal currency, used by the three big powers: NCR, Vault City and New Reno. During this time bottle caps had become worthless in these regions.
However, by 2281, the money was no longer backed by gold, after the Brotherhood of Steel destroyed NCR's gold reserves at the Battle of Redding, this victory initially sent the NCR spiralling into economic collapse. The NCR dollar had value due to it being backed by commodity rare metals. Due to this, the money has become severely devalued, with a hundred-dollar bill coming out to around 40 caps rather than its face value, 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. 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.
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 Bottle caps have been replaced by these coins.
$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.
$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.
$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.