Federation credit was the monetary unit of the United Federation of Planets.
Although it was stated on more than one occasion that the economy of the future was very different, and that
money no longer existed on Earth from as early as the late 22nd century or in the Federation as late as the 24th century, this medium of exchange did still exist within that period. ( : " VOY ", Dark Frontier )
Star Trek: First Contact
2267, Engineer DeSalle euphemistically wagered "credits to navy beans" that the could penetrate a Enterprise force field with its impulse drive. ( : " TOS ")
Later that same year,
Uhura was offered a tribble for ten credits by a bartender on Deep Space Station K-7, before receiving one gratis from Cyrano Jones . ( : " TOS ")
The Trouble with Tribbles
2269, Harry Mudd was selling love potion crystals on Motherlode, a planet outside Federation jurisdiction, for three hundred credits apiece. ( : " TAS ")
Almost a century later, the Federation would have paid 1.5 million Federation credits as a lump sum and then 100,000 credits every Barzanian year for the rights to the Barzan wormhole. ( : " TNG ")
Ronald D. Moore commented: "
By the time I joined TNG, Gene had decreed that money most emphatically did NOT exist in the Federation, nor did 'credits' and that was that. Personally, I've always felt this was a bunch of hooey, but it was one of the rules and that's that.
" ( AOL chat
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