Originally Posted by ExCelciuS
So it's only US$ 80?, US$ 80 that made Judas Iscariot's eyes turn green. Well..well.., OK, thank you for replies.
30 denarii was 30 days pay for that time period, so silver coins were worth much more then than they are now (though this will likely change as the terrible events of the tribulation unfold).
From the point of view of Judas, it was a month's pay for a laborer.