Mascyllary Karning

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Mascyllary Karning
Karning (Hesurian)
5 karning banknote
ISO 4217
SymbolӃ, MKӃ, MӃ
NicknameBluestripes, Mascyllary crowns
 Freq. usedӃ5, Ӄ10, Ӄ20, Ӄ50
 Rarely usedӃ100, Ӄ500, Ӄ1000
 Freq. used10ԍ, 20ԍ, 50ԍ, Ӄ1, Ӄ2
 Rarely used1ԍ, 2ԍ, 5ԍ
Official user(s)Mascylla Mascylla
Unofficial user(s) Lilienburg[1]
Central bankGreat Bank of Mascylla
PrinterPrinting Service of Mascylla
MintGreat Mint of Mascylla

The Mascyllary karning (Hesurian: /kɑːrnɪnɡ/ k-AR-n-ee-n-g; symbol: Ӄ; ISO code: KN; also abbreviated as MKӃ) is the official currency of Mascylla. Both the ISO code "KN" and currency symbol "Ӄ" are in common use; the former precedes or follows the value, the latter usually follows it but, especially in the past, it sometimes preceded the value. In other languages, the currency is sometimes referred to as the Mascyllary crown (Hesurian: Maskillische Kronen), as karning is a colloquial word meaning "king" in Low Hesurian.

One karning is subdivided into 100 gulden (symbol: ԍ), the name possibly deriving from Low Hesurianic gulden pfenninc meaning "money" in on itself. Altogether, there are six denominations of the karning, with the smallest being the 1 gulden coin, which is valued at one hundredth of a karning. Other coins include the 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gulden and the 1 and 2 karning coins. The Mascyllary currency is sometimes referred to as bluestripes (Hesurian: Blaustreifen) by foreign exchange traders and financial press abroad due to the appearance of its lowest denomination.

The Mascyllary karning was the second most traded currency in the foreign exchange market in April 2017, and the most widely used currency for international trade. It is also widely used as a reserve currency internationally, and was the single most reserved currency in global reserves, replacing the Lavish lirio after the Great War. The Great Bank of Mascylla is the central bank of the karning, issuing its own banknotes, minting its coins, and generally regulating issuance of banknotes by private banks nationally. Furthermore, the karning also is a de facto co-official currency in multiple other countries, most notably in Temaria and Lilienburg as being member states of the Telmerian Single Market (TSM), and is a free-floating currency in essence.


The coins in their present appearance were released upon the coronation of Dorothea I as Mascyllary sovereign in 2006, though their general design were adopted following the 1924 Mascyllary Revolution. From 1924 onward, coins bore the inscription Gekrönte Republik Maskillien (Hesurian for the Crowned Republic of Mascylla) and the full royal coat of arms of the Mascyllary Kingdom were permanently stripped away. Initially, the 1ԍ, 2ԍ, and 5ԍ were minted in copper-plated steel, before bronze-plated steel was adopted in 1948 and the 5ԍ transformed into brass-clad steel. Similarly, the 1Ӄ and 2Ӄ coins were silver before cupro-nickel was introduced in 1972. They are also the subject of repeated redesign and change as they bear the bust of the reigning monarch at the given time; while 1Ӄ and 2Ӄ defaced with former monarchs can still be used, they are mainly intended for commemoration afterward and not directly for continued circulation.

Series as of 2006
Image Value Technical parameters Description
Diameter Composition Edge Obverse Reverse
1 Gehlt.png 16.5 mm Bronze-plated steel Plain Oak sprig, inscription, year of issue Denomination between rye stalks
2 Gehlt.png 19.3 mm
21.5 mm Brass-plated steel Plain Mascyllary cornflower, inscription, year of issue Denomination between rye stalks
10ԍ 20.0 mm Ribbed Bust of Mascane, inscription, year of issue Denomination between oak leaves
20ԍ 20.0 mm
50ԍ 23.5 mm
1 Karning coin.png Ӄ1 25.5 mm Cupro-nickel Ribbed Bust of Dorothea I, inscription, year of issue Denomination to the right of the segment of the Mascyllary coat of arms
2 Karning coin.png Ӄ2 26.8 mm


Series as of 2006

Series as of 2006
Image Value Technical parameters Description
Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse
NewCurrency10.png Ӄ5 120 × 62 mm Blue Philipp Alexander von Hährnig, historical buildings of Königsreh, personal microscope used by Hährnig Reichsrat building
10 Karning banknote.png Ӄ10 127 × 65 mm Orange Anne Schönmann, historical buildings of Gärlburg, harp A quill pen resting on a manuscript
20 Karning banknote.png Ӄ20 138 × 71 mm Green Self-portrait of Gottfried Hälsch, historical buildings of Langquaid, Fresh Field Rabbit by Hälsch Portrait of a Panian Girl, branches of oak leaves
50 Karning banknote.png Ӄ50 146 × 74 mm Purple Josephine von Balder, historical buildings of Lensrau, grand piano A violin and clarinet crossed
100 Karning banknote.png Ӄ100 150 × 77 mm Aqua Albert Sahl, historical buildings of Sigairen, armillary sphere Court of the Muses by Balthasar von Kroh
500 Karning banknote.png Ӄ500 168 × 80 mm Olive green Maria von Nolsich, historical buildings of Würthburg, compass Partial design plans for the Würthburg Palace
1000 Karning banknote.png Ӄ1000 178 × 83 mm Red Wilhelm von Baerder, historical buildings of Flussmund, construction of the letter "A" Titular cover of The Inquiries of Prometheus Hand, Old State Library in Königsreh

MascyllaNeo banknote series (2019)

In form of a nationwide public competition in early 2019, the Mascyllary government asked for a possible redesign of the banknote series to fit a more modern aesthetic. After three months and various contributions, graphic designer Alexander Kluft's proposal was declared the winner. Recent debate has been raised on the possible introduction of the new designs as official banknotes, however there has been no significant political motion to implement it thus far.

Image Value Dimensions Main colour Obverse
5 Karning.png 5 Karning 165 mm × 80 mm Blue and turquoise Wolfgang Stenreck and Kronenrat building
20 Karning.png 20 Karning 165 mm × 80 mm Purple to red Ernest Rähner and Lukas Brennzer during the X mission

See also

  1. Widely accepted in Lilienburg City, alongside Lilienburger mark.
  2. Widely accepted, Telmerian karning interchangable with Mascyllary karning in cantons Nordgassern, Südgassern and Befestesghär.