Rachel Paige
March 11, 2016 10:32 am
Warner Bros.

Let’s say you’re an European Wizard, and you’ve got your Galleons, Knuts, and Sickles safely tucked away in a Gringotts Vault. But you want to do some online shopping with an American-based Wizarding company, and well, your Galleons, Knuts, and Sickles just won’t do, kinda like how us muggles no-majs need to convert our American dollar to the English pound if we go to England. As the Wizarding World quickly expands—thanks to the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—this is a valid question: What currency do American Wizards use to shop online, and also buy brooms, wands, and owls?

Tucked away in one of her brand new stories on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has revealed the name of Wizarding currency in this here United States. It’s called—drumroll, pleas —the Dragot.

As Rowling writes in her story Rappaport’s Law, “the Dragot is the American wizarding currency.” While this tidbit of information is very exciting, that’s the beginning and end of what we know about the Dragot. No detailed description, no further information, just the name and that’s it.

So, Rowling, if you’re listening (because of course she is, she’s basically all-knowing and all-seeing) we’ve got a few follow up questions about the Dragot:

  • What is it’s conversation rate between the Galleon/Sickle/Knut?
  • Is European Wizarding Currency stronger than the American Dragot?
  • Are Dragots bills or coins? Are there Dragot bills and coins?
  • Is Dragot just the catch-all term for American money, and then are there different valued Dragot bills?
  • If yes, are there prominent American Wizards on the Dragot bills?
  • Is there a female Wizard on one of the hypothetical Dragot bills? Because that would be cool.
  • If Dragots are coins, what colors/metals are they?
  • Do Dragot coins feature female wizards? Because that would be cool.
  • Can American Wizards use Dragots elsewhere in the world?
  • Like how banks can convert American dollars to English pounds, can Gringotts do that?
  • Do American Wizarding children take their Dragot coins to train tracks to make pressed Dragots, for reasons that still don’t make sense as adults?
  • Can you Venmo Dragots?

No rush in answering these, Rowling. We’ll be waiting right here, very patiently, dreaming about this new money.

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