I keep wondering, why are bottlecaps the currencty in this game? I know they were the currency in the first game, and that was explained because the hub merchant companies backed them. I know that gold was currency in F2 because their were gold mines in the area, making bottlecaps obsolete. So, how come roughly 100 years have passed since F1 and the east coast uses bottlecaps? Is that ever explained? BTW, I'm hoping to not get posts that amount to "beth raped fallout, everything is non-canon, yada yada." I get that they changed it, i'm just wondering if their is a lore justification for it.