Gold is found in the northern mountain ridges controlled by four Dwarf kingdoms in alliance with Salamonelis, and hence Blackdeath has always been on the silver standard. In fact, a traveller with gold pieces in the city will be viewed with suspicion as a potential Salmonelis spy, and his currency will not likely be accepted.
Besides the Merchant Guild, the Adventurers’ Guild, the Thieves’ Guild, and the Noble Families, who all have their own change services, the only other place to change foreign currency with the local silver “piece” is in the docks district, in one of two Change Shops: “Travesti’s Travel” (which also sells travel gear) and “Grimm’s Curios” (which also sells curios from around the world). Neither are willing to exchange large sums of money (beyond 50gp) and the exchange rate that they offer is quite poor.
[OOC: Information about southern currency is not available to the characters at this time]
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