Siroccan simoleon

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Simoleon
Sirijie (Siroccan)
Gured (Edallic)

SRS001.png
SRS 2012.png
Official users Andersonian Flag.png Sirocco
Pegged to NZ$1.60
Symbol §
Code SRS
Nickname Quid
Plural Simoleons
Sub-unit Shilling (ȿ)
Coins 1ȿ, 2ȿ, 5ȿ, 10ȿ, 20ȿ, 50ȿ, §1, §2
Banknotes §5, §10, §20, §50, §100, §200
Central bank Imperial Bank of Sirocco
Printer Imperial Bank of Sirocco
Mint Imperial Bank of Sirocco
The Simoleon (Siroccan: Sirijie, Edallic: Gured) (sign: §; code: SRS) is the currency of the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco. It is subdivided into 100 shillings (sign: ȿ). It was created by Premier Daniel Anderson and is printed by the Imperial Bank of Sirocco, in Alston, National Capital District. All coins and banknotes are designed by the Premier.

History

As part of Sirocco's foundation preparations in late 2010, it was decided to adopt the unit of currency, the simoleon, from the SimCity series of games (not from The Sims as commonly thought). Until the country's coins were first issued on December 11, 2010 and the banknotes on February 5, 2011, Sirocco de facto used the New Zealand dollar, which is still accepted nationwide.

After over a year of using the old coins and notes, the Ministry of Finance unveiled the new "2012 series" banknotes on May 16, 2012. The "2012" notes are the first to have their denominations in English, Siroccan and Edallic.

Written styles

Amounts can be written in three different ways: as §.ȿ (known as the Standard Format, written as §5.25ȿ), as § d (known as the Decimal Format, written as §5 2d) or as § /5d (known as the Half-Decimal Format, written as §5 2/5d).
Sirocco's current simoleon banknotes, running from §5 to §200.

If the amount is less than one Simoleon, its sign (§) is never written (such as §.15ȿ). If the amount is one simoleon or more, its sign is always written (such as §1.15ȿ). The shilling symbol is generally used, but is not compulsory. Amounts over 99ȿ are never written as shilling totals (102ȿ is invalid, §1.02ȿ is to be used instead).

If the shilling count is less than ten, then the zero is omitted (9ȿ instead of 09ȿ), but it may not be removed if it is part of a full simoleon (§1.09 instead of §1.9ȿ).

Standard Format

The Standard Format is the predominant style of writing amounts in Simoleons and shillings, and in some cases the only way of writing it. The style is always used for amounts that do not equal a Decimal or Half-Decimal (such as 52ȿ or §12.16ȿ) but can also be used if the amount does equal a Decimal or Half-Decimal. If the amount is less than one simoleon, the Standard Format is always rendered as xȿ (as in 12ȿ). If the amount is greater than one Simoleon, it is rendered without the shilling symbol.

Decimal Format

The Decimal Format may be used if the shilling total comes to an exact ten shillings. It is, in some cases, a quicker way of writing a total than the Standard Format. Its symbol is a d. If the amount is less than one Simoleon, the Decimal Format is always rendered as xd (as in 1d for 10ȿ). If the amount is greater than one Simoleon, it is rendered as § d (as in §1 1d).

Half-Decimal Format

The Half-Decimal Format is only used for 25ȿ and 75ȿ totals. This format is rarely used but is acceptable. It is written using /5d. It is most often used for totals less than one Simoleon (usually 2/5d is used more than §1.2/5d). If the amount is less than one Simoleon, the Half-Decimal Format is always rendered as /5d (as in 2/5d for 25ȿ). If the amount is greater than one Simoleon, it is rendered as § /5d (as in §1 2/5d for §1.25ȿ).

Banknotes

Image Value
Colour Description

Obverse

Reverse Obverse Reverse Date of Issue
SRS05Obv.png SRS05Rev.png §5 Pink John Key, 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand Dirigible May 16, 2012
SRS10Obv.png SRS10Rev.png §10 Gold Livia Aïrosser, Ambassador to Argentina SimCity 3000
SRS20Obv.png SRS20Rev.png §20 Purple Chanelle Gibson, Minister of National Services Tram
SRS50Obv.png SRS50Rev.png §50 Red Nicholas Woode-Smith, Shogun of the Dominion of Zona Flying Toasters
SRS100Obv.png SRS100Rev.png §100 Green Jesse Coles, Vice-Premier of Sirocco Power pole
SRS200Obv.png SRS200Rev.png §200 Blue Daniel Anderson, Premier of Sirocco Douglas DC-3

2010/2011 series

Coins

Image Value
Colour Description

Obverse

Reverse Obverse Reverse Description Date of Issue
SRS001.png 1ȿ Bronze Map of Australia and New Zealand The location of the Federal Commonwealth. December 11, 2010
SRS002.png 2ȿ
Silver Sailing ship Represents the immigrant ships that built the populations of New Zealand and Australia in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
SRS005.png 5ȿ
Siroccan flag Represents the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco.
SRS010.png 10ȿ
Siroccan Star Represents unity and valour.
SRS020.png 20ȿ
Pelican The pelican is Sirocco's national bird.
SRS050.png 50ȿ
Cat The cat is Sirocco's national animal.
SRS050.png
§1 Gold
Southern Cross Represents Sirocco's location as a South Pacific micronation and also represents the host macronations of New Zealand and Australia.
SRS2.png
§2 Capital Cross Represents the Provinces of Sirocco.

Banknotes

Image Value Colour Description Date of Issue
SRS5.png §5 Grey Coat of Arms Lion February 5, 2011
SRS10.png §10 Purple Capital Cross February 5, 2011
SRS20.png §20 Orange Livia Aïrosser, Minister of Finance February 5, 2011
SRS50.png §50 Yellow Annabelle Morgan, Minister of Internal Affairs February 5, 2011
SRS100.png §100 Red Chanelle Gibson, Minister of Health and Education February 5, 2011
SRS200.png §200 Green Jesse Coles, Vice-Premier February 5, 2011
SRS500.png §500 Blue Daniel Anderson, Premier February 5, 2011

Exchange Rate

There is no variation in the exchange rate of the Simoleon - once an exchange rate is calculated, both the Simoleon and the currency to be exchanged are pegged together. The Simoleon is also macronationally pegged to the New Zealand dollar at 62.5ȿ to the dollar.

Micronational

Macronational

  • 1.60 New Zealand dollars (62ȿ to the dollar)
  • 1.49 Australian dollars (67ȿ to the dollar)

New Zealand exchange rate

The following are the values for the New Zealand dollar and the simoleon: (note that values are truncated)

0.01 0.02 0.05 0.10 0.20 0.50 1 2 5 10 20 50 100 200 Calculation
New Zealand dollar
to Siroccan simoleon
§0.006
(0.6ȿ)
§0.012
(1.2ȿ)
§0.031
(3.1ȿ)
§0.062
(6.2ȿ)
§0.125
(12.5ȿ)
§0.312
(31.2ȿ)
§0.625
(62.5ȿ)
§1.25 §3.12 §6.25 §12.50ȿ
(§12 5d)
§31.25ȿ §62.50ȿ
(§62 5d)
§125 $ value ÷ 1.6
Siroccan simoleon
to New Zealand dollar
$0.016
(1.6¢)
$0.032
(3.2¢)
$0.08
(8¢)
$0.16
(16¢)
$0.32
(32¢)
$0.80
(80¢)
$1.60 $3.20 $8 $16 $32 $80 $160 $320 § value x 1.6