Alterium is the coin of Denchar Penal Colony. It has roughly the same buying power as a slip of gold pressed latinum. The metal is mined by the ghouls and traded for slaves. Throughout the colony it is accepted for every form of transaction.
It is often stated by Federation citizens that ‘we don’t use (or carry) money’. This is a misleading statement. All economies require the flow of some form of monetary exchange to function. What these individuals really mean is that they do not carry cash …