Currencies in Literary Worlds: INFOGRAPHIC

By Dianna Dilworth 

Want to know how much 10 Galleons is in U.S. dollars? About $73.50. This is according to Mobile Money U.K., which has created an infographic which explores fictitious currencies in films, tv, games and literature. Check it out:

We did this by taking prices of items in the fictional world and comparing it with the real world equivalent price, which then allowed us to come up with the exchange rate. There is a long history of fictional currencies, with writers finding different and imaginative ways to create a currency in their created world, and it isn’t necessarily always monetary based. For instance, in the world of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ there are different measures of wealth, in some cities it is based on how many slaves you own rather than coins, in others it is an honour system.

We’ve got the entire graphic for you to explore after the jump. (Via Electric Literature).