Monday, May 20, 2019

Gold Coin currency system in ‘John Wick’

The list of things that were all purchased for the same gold coin in John Wick or John Wick: Chapter 2:

Two nights in an assassins-only hotel in New York
The cover charge at a bar inside that hotel
One night in an assassins-only hotel in Rome
Two cocktails (tip included, presumably)
Removal of one dead body and all evidence thereof
A bespoke bulletproof suit.

The coins buy a “courtesy” from those within The Continental Hotel/Assassins Guild. This whole irrational economy rests on two principles: All debts must be paid, and the ruling bodies have a monopoly on violence.
Copies range from krap on E-Bay for $12 to .999 fine gold.

On the obverse, “Ex Unitae Vires,” meaning “Out of unity [comes] strength."