TC Bull

The TC Bull is the name for currency issued by the Taurian Concordat.


Concordat currency is based on the bull, which comes in gold or silver coins and bills of varying denominations. Coins, all stamped at the government mint on Taurus, carry on their faces the image of a colony ship circa 2250, surrounded by eight stars representing the eight habitable systems initially discovered in the Hyades Cluster. The reverse bears a bull’s head, imprinted with a number indicating denomination. Paper notes carry the ship-and-stars image on the face, but individual worlds imprint the reverse sides with images that reflect local color: prominent native sons or daughters, famous events in planetary history, local products or industries, well-known landmarks, and so on.[1]

As per 3058, its exchange rate against the C-bill was 0.2. This made it the strongest currency of the Periphery powers.[2]

As per 3067, its exchange rate against the C-Bill was 0.25. This made the currency with best exchange rate against the C-Bill at this time, same as the MC Dollar. The coin metal was gold, displaying the image of a spaceship and stars; while the paper currency was the color blue and displayed the image of a spaceship and stars on one side and a local image on the reverse side.[3]

During the Dark Age, the exchange rate with the C-Bill was of 0.12 prior to the Blackout and 0.85 after the blackout.[4]


The currency of the Taurian Concordat was simply Bull before the Calderon Protectorate was formed,[2] likely changing to TC Bull in order to distinguish itself from the CP Bull currency used there.


  1. Major Periphery States, p. 118: "Cash and Credit"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Periphery (2nd Edition), p. 96: "Major Periphery Currencies"
  3. Major Periphery States, p. 194: "Periphery Currencies and Exchange Rates"
  4. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 27: "Currency Conversion Table (Dark Age)"