The Yojj was the former currency of the Sivad. The yojj was subject to hyperinflation during the crises caused by the collapse of Paul Truffaut's government. As a result, the yojj was demonetised in 3002, and replaced with the yojj-sterling, which is linked to the value of polydenum.
Like the yojj-sterling, the yojj was composed of 100 cents and the plural of yojj was yojj. When King Richard I announced that the yojj-sterling would replace the yojj, the Bank of Sivad gave two weeks for all accounts and securities, as well as banknotes and coins, to be exchanged. As of midnight on July 10, 3002, the yojj became no longer legal tender, and the Bank will no longer exchange it for yojj-sterling.
Some yojj coins and banknotes remain in private hands. However, since the yojj is no longer a valid medium of exchange, these bank notes and coins have no value in and of themselves, except for collectable value.
Prior to 2971, Sivadian currency was on the ¥sd, or Yojj-Shillings-Pence system, in which there were twenty shillings to the Yojj and twelve pence to the shilling. Sivad changed to the current system (of 100 pence to the Yojj) on 1 February 2971, bringing it in line with the Credit. A Royal Commission was formed in March of 3004 to investigate the de-decimilisation of the yojj-sterling, thereby returning to the "old money" system, but no report has yet issued.