Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Fictional currencies get a real-life conversion

bison.jpg

Investment advice? Put your money in Galactic Credit Standard - we're forecasting big returns come 18 December.

To save some of you a disappointing call to the chaps at FOREX, we best point out that you won't be able to get your hands on the fictional currency of the Star Wars universe from any reputable money exchangers. Nor will you be able to cash in on New Yen, Septim or Bison Dollars. Because they're made up.

But now, thanks to the work of Mobile Money, each of these fictional currencies has each gained an aspect of real-life relevance. The following chart takes some of the best known currencies from films, literature and video games and gives them a conversion rate - based on the value of goods in their source material - along with a knowledge-enhancing fact.

No, it's not going to help you make any savvy investments in the real world - but it might make you think twice before you go spending 3,000 bottle caps on a dodgy hunting rifle in Fallout 4.

(Image: Mobile Money)

Related

rich.jpg

The 10 wealthiest entertainers in the world

rexfeatures_3029242b.jpg

10 London Boroughs That Could Make You Rich

1.jpg

The cheapest (and most expensive) cities to buy beer revealed

P2.jpg

A calcualator that tells you if robots will take your job

graduate.jpg

These are the degrees you should have studied to become stinking rich

FloydMayweather.jpg

Who were the highest-paid athletes over the last year?

Comments

More

Exclusive: Sam Neill confirms he's in Thor 3

23 Sep 2016

Harry Potter fans can now discover their Patronus

Don't lie, you want to give it a go, don't you? by David Cornish

23 Sep 2016

Chilling first trailer for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's new TV show

Incorporated offers a creepy view of a future controlled by businesses by David Cornish

23 Sep 2016

Six things you need to know about the new series of Red Dwarf

Will you watch it? Of course you smegging will by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016

Freddie Ljungberg on the Premier League and his best ever XI

The Arsenal legend shares his thoughts on the Premier League and picks the best players he's ever faced by David Cornish

22 Sep 2016

Bryan Cranston interview: "I suppose I have quite a large head"

Bryan Cranston might be Hollywood’s coolest old guy. We sat down for a lovely chat... by Chris Mandle

22 Sep 2016

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves is back

Spare a thought for the A-listers by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016

14 astounding and lesser-known facts about George R R Martin

We celebrate the author's 68th year with some little known gems about his life and works

22 Sep 2016

Chris Pratt is a big deal - and we couldn't be happier for him

Chris Pratt talks to Jimi Famurewa about stripping off, the pay gap and why he’s happy to be a piece of meat

22 Sep 2016

20 amazing forgotten TV theme tunes

Unheralded slices of musical genius by Dave Fawbert

21 Sep 2016