So, I'm re-reading Philosopher's stone (yes, I'm English) and also I pertained to the thing "Diagon Alley" and see this;
'Dragon Liver, seventeen Sickles an ounce, they're mad...'
Two pages later, Hagrid is explaining wizard money to Harry;
'The yellow ones room Galleons,' the explained. 'Seventeen silver- Sickles come a Galleon and twenty-nine Knuts come a Sickle,...'
So, why didn't the Witch muttering around Dragons liver to speak a Galleon an ounce? Also, exactly how was this no picked increase by the publishers?!
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This is a genuine error. In later editions, it's "sixteen sickles to an ounce."
Now I would say the this is probably simply a mistake, yet on the other hand I can see why it would certainly be much more usefull to say seventeen sickels than a Galleon.
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We're speak of something the is meassured in ounces, therefore it can just be the if friend buy maybe fifty percent an oz it's much easier to say 8sickles and also some knuts (I can't mental how numerous here) than half a galleon.
But no, it's more than likely a mistake.
If the price relies on the market and changes frequently, let's say in ~ the range between 15 and 20 in Sickles, the is reasonable to store the native "Sickles" ~ above the price board, and adjust the number occasionally. Climate calling it 20 Sickles instead of 1 Galleon and also 3 Sickles appears normal.
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Yes, nice capture indeed!
Note that both 17 and 29 are prime numbers. JKR liked choosing mathematically-special numbers for the series. Every detail was believed through!
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