The moon (or a moon) refers to crescent shaped coins minted by the city of Silverymoon.

A moon was originally a shining blue crescent-shaped electrum coin, valued at 2 ep (1 gp) in the city of Silverymoon. and 1 ep elsewhere.[1][2]

Later coins were shining gold crescents known as the moon, and accepted throughout the Silver Marches at a value of 2 gp.[3]

Around the late 1480s and the early 1490s DR the original shining blue crescent-shaped electrum coin was in circulation again, valued at 2 unicorns (platinum pieces) in Silverymoon, and 1 platinum piece elsewhere. At the same time, along with this coin, there was also the eclipsed moon, which consisted of a moon stamped with a silver wedge to complete its round form. It was worth 5 unicorns in Silverymoon, or 2 unicorns elsewhere.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 7. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 129, 145. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 978-0786965809.


The Silver Marches does not mention the older electrum moon, but implies that the city of Silverymoon, only minted the gold coin at the time.