|My Little Nugget|
The whole process has gotten me thinking about gold in the default style fantasy setting (and even the non-default.)
I understand why there are 10 gold coins to the pound - as unrealistic as it is, it makes treasure recovery an adventure in itself. The thing is, we never really played it that way, at least not in my gaming groups from the early 80's to the mid 90's. If you weren't handwaving encumbrance, everyone had Bags of Holding and the like.
Myself, I'm leaning towards a silver standard in my next campaign, will 100 coins per pound. Sure, it makes the challenge of removing 10,000 GP from the dungeon a bit easier, but when even 10,000 coppers now has value I think it a change for the better.
Shit, I'm happy to just find color in the pan when I'm bent over the kitchen sink ;)