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'''Muggle money''' is currency used by the [[Muggle]]s, with various types depending on nationality. They cannot be used in the [[wizarding world]] because [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] have their own currency of [[galleon]]s, [[sickle]]s and [[knut]]s. However, Muggle money can be exchanged with the wizarding community at locations such as [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] in order for [[muggle-born|Muggle-borns]] to acquire such funds. Muggle money exchanged at Gringotts is put back into circulation in the [[Muggle world]] by [[goblin]]s.<ref name="AOLLive">[http://www.cesnur.org/2001/potter/march_03.htm AOL Live Interview with J. K. Rowling - October 19, 2000]</ref>
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'''Muggle money''' is currency used by the [[Muggle]]s, with various types depending on nationality. They cannot be used in the [[wizarding world]] because [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] have their own currency of [[galleon]]s, [[sickle]]s and [[knut]]s. However, Muggle money can be exchanged with the wizarding community at locations such as [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] in order for [[muggle-born|Muggle-borns]] to acquire such funds. Muggle money exchanged at Gringotts is put back into circulation in the [[Muggle world]] by [[goblin]]s, so as to make sure the [[Wizarding world]] is hidden from [[Muggle]]s.<ref name="AOLLive">[http://www.cesnur.org/2001/potter/march_03.htm AOL Live Interview with J. K. Rowling - October 19, 2000]</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
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In [[1992]], when [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr.]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] were in [[Diagon Alley]] to buy school supplies with their [[Hermione Granger|daughter]], they exchanged their money for wizarding currency at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] was fascinated by this and remarked upon it to his wife [[Molly Weasley|Molly]].
 
In [[1992]], when [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr.]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] were in [[Diagon Alley]] to buy school supplies with their [[Hermione Granger|daughter]], they exchanged their money for wizarding currency at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] was fascinated by this and remarked upon it to his wife [[Molly Weasley|Molly]].
   
In [[1993]], [[Dudley Dursley]] was given money during a visit from his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]].
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[[File:Marge bribe.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Marjorie Dursley]] gives her nephew [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] some money.]]
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In [[1993]], [[Dudley Dursley]] was given money during a visit from his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]], a 20-pound note as a bribe for accepting a hug from her.<ref name="PA2">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 2 - (''Aunt Marge's Big Mistake'')</ref>
   
 
In [[1994]], at the [[Quidditch World Cup]], Arthur and some other wizards had trouble dealing with muggle currency with the [[Mr. Roberts's campsite|campsite]] owner, [[Roberts|Mr. Roberts]], and one even tried to give a galleon instead.
 
In [[1994]], at the [[Quidditch World Cup]], Arthur and some other wizards had trouble dealing with muggle currency with the [[Mr. Roberts's campsite|campsite]] owner, [[Roberts|Mr. Roberts]], and one even tried to give a galleon instead.
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In [[1995]], when Arthur had to take Harry to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] for a [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|disciplinary hearing]] regarding his use of [[underage magic]], they went by the [[Underground]]. Arthur had trouble dealing with Muggle currency once again, and Harry handled the transaction with the tickets.
 
In [[1995]], when Arthur had to take Harry to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] for a [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|disciplinary hearing]] regarding his use of [[underage magic]], they went by the [[Underground]]. Arthur had trouble dealing with Muggle currency once again, and Harry handled the transaction with the tickets.
   
In [[1997]], while [[Horcrux hunt|searching]] for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es, [[Hermione Granger]] took some eggs and bread from a farmhouse, but left behind some money as compensation.
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In [[1997]], while [[Horcrux hunt|searching]] for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es, [[Hermione Granger]] took some [[egg]]s and [[bread]] from a farmhouse, but left behind some money as compensation.
   
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Muggle money
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Muggles

Muggle money is currency used by the Muggles, with various types depending on nationality. They cannot be used in the wizarding world because wizards and witches have their own currency of galleons, sickles and knuts. However, Muggle money can be exchanged with the wizarding community at locations such as Gringotts Wizarding Bank in order for Muggle-borns to acquire such funds. Muggle money exchanged at Gringotts is put back into circulation in the Muggle world by goblins, so as to make sure the Wizarding world is hidden from Muggles.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1991, Vernon and Petunia Dursley sent Harry Potter a fifty-pence piece at Christmas, but he gave it to Ron Weasley.

In 1992, when Mr. and Mrs. Granger were in Diagon Alley to buy school supplies with their daughter, they exchanged their money for wizarding currency at Gringotts. Arthur Weasley was fascinated by this and remarked upon it to his wife Molly.

Marge bribe

Marjorie Dursley gives her nephew Dudley some money.

In 1993, Dudley Dursley was given money during a visit from his Aunt Marge, a 20-pound note as a bribe for accepting a hug from her.[2]

In 1994, at the Quidditch World Cup, Arthur and some other wizards had trouble dealing with muggle currency with the campsite owner, Mr. Roberts, and one even tried to give a galleon instead.

In 1995, when Arthur had to take Harry to the Ministry of Magic for a disciplinary hearing regarding his use of underage magic, they went by the Underground. Arthur had trouble dealing with Muggle currency once again, and Harry handled the transaction with the tickets.

In 1997, while searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes, Hermione Granger took some eggs and bread from a farmhouse, but left behind some money as compensation.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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