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I'm attending the Star Wars Fan Days this weekend October 20-21( [link] ) as a guest artist and I wanted to do something for the show. There's a lot of artwork out there most as posters, lithographs or prints so I wanted to do something different. While watching The original Star wars I realized that talk of money is thrown around quite a lot but you never actually see it (other than Han flipping the bartender a coin after shooting Greedo). I thought it would be cool to design a piece of Imperial currency as I saw it. I designed it mostly after American money but used some European influences as well.

Hope you dig!
-Mark

Myspace: myspace.com/markbrooksart

Star Wars and all characters are copyright Lucasfilm

EDIT: Thanks for all the comments guys! I didn't really expect this type of response from the piece but I'm happy you guya are digging it. Just to answer a couple of questions I've seen repeated a lot, Darth Vader was used on the 1 credit bill for the same reason the most famous American, George Washington, was used on the one dollar bill. It's the first standard credit the Empire uses to measure it's rate to other currency so I used the most recognizable figure from Star Wars. The Death Star is is under construction instead of a completed Death Star to show the growth of the Empire and it's ever expanding reach. It's symbolic more than anything else. Yes, they probably used universal credit cards or something else but I thought this would be cool, nothing more, nothing less.
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:iconcarlshocker:
carlshocker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
How much is a credit? in dollars
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StarWarsFan-Art Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Awesome! I've featured your artwork piece on my blog: www.starwarsfanart.com/coolest…
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:iconalbertweskerg:
AlbertWeskerG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   General Artist
Totally awesome! In the Empire we trust! B-)
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:iconmusclelicker:
Musclelicker Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Great subject ! o.O
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:icongillspar:
gillspar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
In Vader we trust.:D (Big Grin) 
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:icon5tump3d:
5tump3d Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Awesomeness...
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
This is cool!
"In the Empire we trust!"
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:iconroseswirl78:
roseswirl78 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
HA LOL! BRO/GIRL!! HA
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:icondarkangelofotaku:
DarkAngelofOtaku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Do you have change for a Vader?
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:iconvulpes-sapien:
Vulpes-Sapien Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
In Darth We Trust!
(that we'll get force-strangled if we get out of line!)
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:iconpurplediamonddraws:
PurpleDiamondDraws Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
lol darth dollar
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:icondarkwingduckfanatic:
DarkwingDuckfanatic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hilarious!
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:iconcipherdraco54:
CipherDraco54 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017   General Artist
Awesome :3
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:iconcolsjin:
Colsjin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
This is so cool
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:iconchronos-x:
Chronos-X Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The Basic inscription to the left (under the First Galactic Reserve System logo) reads as follows: "Here's a credit so you can buy a clue."
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:iconyandereswithknives:
YandereswithKnives Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I would die happy if this became the new American dollar!
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Amazing Picture!
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:iconfae-oaksdaughter:
Fae-Oaksdaughter Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever play on words.  Nicely done, diablo-san.  I like how you wrote out your thought process (more or less)!Foxy Fav 
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:iconmenslady125:
menslady125 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I WANT ONE!
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:iconeutytoalba:
EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner May 8, 2017   General Artist
Yay! Darth Dollars!!! :la:

Sure beats the heck out of "rations" as a currency. :bleh:
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:icongodsession:
Godsession Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome Idea, Id love to see a special edition of a dollar with this design :D
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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner May 7, 2017   General Artist
Great idea ^^
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wouldn't the empire's currency be printed before the destruction of the death star? 
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:iconblue4eagle:
Blue4Eagle Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vaderbuck!
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:iconmudstorm15:
Mudstorm15 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Looks legit
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:iconpopandchips:
popandchips Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Very nice. My Sith Warrior wants some.
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:iconhankkd7:
HankKD7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That'd make some good Outer Rim currency!:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmeoconchi:
meoconchi Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Student General Artist
cool
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:iconashketchum8992:
AshKetchum8992 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
good pic man
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner May 4, 2017   Photographer
On a scale of 1 to awesome this is EPIC
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:iconcallyzah:
Callyzah Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
looooooool amazing!! :clap:
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:iconalexanderfoxfive:
Alexanderfoxfive Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
thats funny
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:iconnekohychan:
nekohychan Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
LOL
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:iconpearlbomber:
Pearlbomber Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I really wish this was in the movies... Great Work!:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconminda1:
Minda1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So frikken cool.
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:iconiheartgod175:
iheartgod175 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is flipping awesome!
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:iconnad2dare:
nad2dare Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is the currency Darth Vader would introduce to the galaxy, if he'd overthrow the Emperor.
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:iconmayandilah:
MayAndIlah Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love it!!
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:iconzuxxiq:
zuxxiq Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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:iconzuxxiq:
zuxxiq Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nice pun! I love STARBUCKS!
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SilverSong3 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This just made my day. I'm a fanatic when it comes to reading Aurebesh, so I naturally had to read every word. I couldn't help but notice the "THX" message you put in there.
Very nice work!
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TheGasMaster4381 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love this, seeing as how many times Star wars has been parodied, it's fun to see a Bill that is being Parodied by star wars. well done! the crosshatching work is amazing here, and I can tell love was put into this. Kudos
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Lingerie-Thief Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Hah love it
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:iconavaloncezar:
AvalonCezar Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Great Money
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
heheheeh yeah this is a really good one!!!!
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:iconrebelspecter7:
Rebelspecter7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Nice work
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:iconprincewilliam99326:
princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
"Shut Up And Take My Galactic Credits" 
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:icongator29063:
Gator29063 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Where can I buy this?
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MarceloRenard2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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