|Age Available||Feudal Age|
|Cost|| 150 Food,|
|Stats||Tribute reduced Fee to 20%|
|Available To||All civilisations|
Coinage is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Market. This technology reduces the Tribute fee from 30% to 20%. Coinage comes in handy if players intend to send resources to other players.
Money degraded during the Dark Ages in Western Europe because the barbarian tribes that took control were largely illiterate and had no system of government that could administer the making of coins. Those coins that exist from this era are very crude copies of Roman coins and usually of low-value metals. The rise of Charlemagne’s empire and other strong kings created the stable administrations that could successfully provide coinage. A stable and available supply of money was a great boost to economic growth. The most useful European coins were silver pennies, roughly the size of the modern U.S. 10-cent piece, and smaller denominations made of copper and bronze.
|Economic Technologies (Age of Empires II)|
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