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Revision as of 16:38, May 29, 2012 by Xensyria (Talk | contribs)

I just some calculations... at current market rate, and making some estimations on weight based on current-issue 'large' coins, a Galleon still has to be only about 0.5% actual gold in order to retain a face value higher than melt-down value. Of course, they could always be enchanted to be unmeltable, and it could certainly be illegal to do so. 88.106.126.242 00:03, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

20th Century value sources

I've seen £5/$10.07 and £4.97/$10.17 here and elsewhere without any sources... it's not mentioned on Pottermore (at least not on the [www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter5/moment1/wizarding-money Wizarding Money] description), so are both (or either) values taken from Quidditch Through the Ages? --xensyriaT 02:53, May 29, 2012 (UTC)

The currency values we're using apparently originate from a statement in Fantastic Beasts, according to the Wizarding currency page. ProfessorTofty 04:08, May 29, 2012 (UTC)
Cheers; just found another reference in "Dumbledore's" foreword to that book that Comic Relief has raised £174m (34,000,872 Galleons, 14 Sickles, 7 Knuts) since 1985. Looking into historical currency values, it's quite complex to work out (the ~£5 a Galleon is good enough for most articles!), but I'm tempted to make an updated version of the table on Wizarding currency that auto-calculates from the currency exchange rates of the time (i.e. whenever Dumbledore was said to have written the foreword, and Comic Relief had raised that amount) using a reliable source and instructions on how to update it each year, and include a simplified version for the Galleon, Sickle and Knut pages, unless anyone objects? --xensyriaT 16:38, May 29, 2012 (UTC)

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