The Havanaro, divided into 12 schillings or 144 pence, is the official currency of the Falasturian Empire, and is accepted as legal tender in many other closely-linked countries. The Havanaro has been steadily growing in worth since its conception in 1893, and is currently valued at 1 havanaro = $1.5605. The symbol of the Havanaro is ~H~, nicknamed the "Flying H" at some point in the early 20th century. It is notable that the Havanaro follows the duodecimal system, as indeed does Falastur itself in its counting system.
These are some of the more prevalent of old and novelty Falasturian coins:
From left to right:
- The "Discovery sovereign", already being minted, but due to be released only next year (2006) to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first ships - flagged by King Matthew I's "Discovery" - landing on Falasturian soil. This coin is merely ornamental and ceremonial, and will not be considered legal tender, nor have a set value.
- The "Emperor's Guinea" in use between 1823 and 1887. It was roughly equal to the worth of a British half-Guinea when it was first minted, but came to 1.5 times that - around 0.75 times the worth of a British one Guinea piece - when it was taken out of service, showing Falastur's rising economy.
- The 10 Schilling piece was flirted with for half a decade in the late years of King Matthew I's reign, when Falastur had yet to form a standard currency. The Schilling system largely was copied from its German equivalent, but was rejected shortly after in favour of a more British system.