It is an obvious combination of the American dollar and the pound sterling, alluding to the concept that the two currencies have merged at some time in the future. The currency has entered the popular language of the fictional universe by introducing phrases such as "sound as a dollarpound" or "I couldn't give a pennycent".
Although only passing references are made in the series, in the books it is discovered that this is the currency for the entire Solar System.
100 pennycents make up 1 dollarpound ($£1). The slang name for the dollarpound is the quidbuck or buckquid.
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