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The value is that it's recognizable and trusted. People will accept it from you in payment without it having to be tested. Having small pieces is valuable to barter with, as you're not going to want to exchange a whole ounce of silver for a loaf of bread.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift