Altairian dollar

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The Altairian dollar is the principal medium of exchange throughout the Milky Way galaxy, partly due to the general incompatibility (and/or illusory nature) of most other forms of currency. A competent hitchhiker should be able to see the galaxy on less than thirty Altairian dollars a day, although costs around the Guide's headquarters do make this, ironically, almost impossible.


It is mentioned several times in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, such:

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