The Galleon is the wizarding currency of the United Kingdom and consists of three different coins; in decreasing order of value, they are: Galleon, Sickle and Knut. They are gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. According to Rubeus Hagrid, there are 17 Sickles in a Galleon, and 29 Knuts in a Sickle, meaning there are 493 Knuts to a Galleon. Around the edge of each coin is a series of numerals which represent a serial number belonging to the Goblin that cast the coin.

The wizarding currency in the United States is the Dragot.

Money in itself is thought to be one of the five exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration[citation needed], meaning it cannot be created from nothing. Aside from the Philosopher's Stone which can convert other metals into gold there seems to be no other method of obtaining it. Attempting to duplicate money with the Geminio spell is also ineffective, as duplicates created from Geminio are worthless.

In ancient times, before modern forms of currency were invented, primitive wizards were known to trade in leaves of Niffler's fancy — a plant whose leaves gleam like copper.

Exchange Rate

Table: Estimation of Wizarding Currency into Muggle Money *
1 Galleon 1 Sickle 1 Knut
Pound Sterling GBP £4.93 £0.29 £0.01
U.S. Dollar USD $7.35 $0.46 $0.02
Euro EUR €5.90 €0.34 €0.01
Turkish Lira TRY ₺19.59 ₺1.12 ₺0.03
Japanese Yen JPY ¥653.66 ¥37.91 ¥1.31
Swiss Franc CHF 7.75 Fr. 0.45 Fr. 0.02 Fr.
Russian Ruble RUB ₽436,27 ₽25,66 ₽0,88
Australian Dollar AUD $7.96 $0.46 $0.02
Canadian Dollar CAD $7.82 $0.45 $0.02
Brazilian Real BRL R$19.87 R$1.17 R$0.04
Danish Kroner DKK 43.94 kr. 2.55 kr. 0.09 kr.
South African Rand ZAR R 54.01 R 3.13 R 0.11
Indian Rupee INR Rs. 354.67 Rs. 20.57 Rs. 0.71
Hong Kong Dollar HKD $60.64 $3.52 $0.12
Philippine Peso PHP ₱342.24 ₱19.85 ₱0.68
Thai Baht THB ฿245.36 ฿14.43 ฿0.49
Swedish Krona SEK 53.81 kr 3.12 kr 0.11 kr
Serbian Dinar RSD 631.25 RSD 36.61 RSD 1.26 RSD
Argentine Peso ARS $25.34 $1.49 $0.03
Ecuadorian Sucre ECS S/. 185314.34… S/. 11597.90… S/. 504.26…

  • Exchange Rate may vary.