So, I'm re-reading Philosopher's stone (yes, I'm English) and I pertained to the chapter "Diagon Alley" and see this;

'Dragon Liver, seventeen Sickles one ounce, they're mad...'

Two pages later, Hagrid is explaining sorcerer’s money come Harry;

'The gold ones space Galleons,' that explained. 'Seventeen silver- Sickles to a Galleon and twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle,...'

So, why didn't the Witch muttering about Dragons liver speak a Galleon one ounce? Also, just how was this not picked up by the publishers?!


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· 8y
This is a genuine error. In later editions, it's "sixteen sickles to an ounce."

Nice catch!


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· 8y

Now I would certainly say that this is probably simply a mistake, but on the various other hand I deserve to see why it would certainly be an ext usefull to say seventeen sickels than a Galleon.

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We're speak of something the is meassured in ounces, therefore it might just be that if girlfriend buy maybe half an oz it's simpler to say 8sickles and some knuts (I can't remember how many here) than fifty percent a galleon.

But no, it's more than likely a mistake.


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If the price depends on the market and changes frequently, let's say within the selection between 15 and also 20 in Sickles, that is reasonable to keep the native "Sickles" ~ above the price board, and adjust the number occasionally. Climate calling it 20 Sickles rather of 1 Galleon and also 3 Sickles seems normal.

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Yes, nice catch indeed!

Note that both 17 and also 29 space prime numbers. JKR liked picking mathematically-special numbers because that the series. Every detail was believed through!


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