K for Knuts, Sickles and Galleons

The currency of the wizarding world.. which the depths of Gringotts guard.. The money you can earn if you wish to work as an Auror or set up a Joke Shop..

Pic source: Harry Potter Wikia.com

Basic conversion scale for Muggles who decided to read this blog post:
29 Knuts – 1 Sickle
17 Sickles – 1 Galleon
Order of increasing value:  Knuts-> Sickles->Galleons

Like us mortal Muggles, wizards keep their gold and other valuable in lockers in a Wizarding bank called Gringotts. This bank, situated in Diagon Alley stores the riches of ancient Wizarding families, with great care. Traps of various kinds are set up for intruders and trespassers who wish to claim what is not theirs.. Written at the entrance of Gringotts is a warning for magical folks. 

I still don’t understand why magical people actually got scared of the warning. Like, you can do magic, right?

And rightly, the mad trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione actually broke into Gringotts. Not to rob money from there, of course. But to steal the well-concealed and well-protected Horcrux of Lord Voldemort. 
If only normal Muggle banks were protected by blind dragons who breathe fire. If only Muggle banks put Geminio and Flagrante curses on all the gold deposits. If only the touch of a goblin could open vaults. Wow! *_*
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post! It’s my favourite character tomorrow.. a character from my own Hogwarts house!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. He he he, you sound like you would be more at home in the Gringotts bank than in the real world 😀 Keep the posts coming, Mithila 🙂


  2. I was expecting a full breakdown of the current exchange rates between a galleon and the dollar, pound, euro, rupee and naira. 🙂


  3. Hehe.. Maybe that's because I'm a Commerce student!
    Surely.. I'm slightly busy right now with college work.. But I have scheduled posts so that you can enjoy reading! 🙂


  4. Haha. Maybe JK Rowling should have helped me out with that one :D..


  5. I repeat what Michael says. I've always been curious what the exchange rate was!

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    S. L. Hennessy


  6. And I give an answer to both of you:
    Muggle banks would never believe in Wizarding currency, hence there would have been no possibility of conversion arising! 😛


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