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  • 1

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 16 Question

    What is the currency break down for Wheel of Time? How many coppers make up a silver penny? How many silver pennies equal a silver mark? How many silver marks make up a gold mark?

    Robert Jordan

    This varies from country to country, along with the sizes and weights of the various coins, the reason that bankers and others—such as Bran al'Vere—use scales for comparing coins. The heaviest coins in weight of precious metal come from Andor and Tar Valon. For the coins of those two, the scale is very simple.

    Ten copper pennies = one silver penny.

    One hundred silver pennies = one silver mark.

    Ten silver marks = one silver crown.

    Ten silver crowns = one gold mark.

    Ten gold marks = one gold crown.

    As an example of other countries' currencies, the scale for Altara, where the weight of silver or gold in larger coins is less than that in Andor or Tar Valon, is this:

    Ten copper pennies = one silver penny.

    Twenty-one silver pennies = one silver mark.

    Twenty silver marks = one silver crown.

    Twenty silver crowns = one gold mark.

    Twenty gold marks = one gold crown.


  • 2

    Interview: Nov 8th, 2011


    How many marks to a broam? [Stormlight Archive currency]

    Brandon Sanderson

    Uh, Peter—take out the … It’s been so long. I had it at ten, but then I think he came in and said “it can’t be ten”, and so it’s actually in our wiki. Peter—hey, where’s Peter? How many marks are in a broam? Is it ten or 25?

    Email Peter, and he’ll tell you. I have to get back into it when I start writing that series again, but I’m so in the Wheel of Time right now, so I’m like “Well it’s Tar Valon marks and...” (laughter)


  • 3

    Interview: Jan 17th, 2015


    How do they work with spheres being the money, magic system, and lighting on Roshar?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They would say, “How could you have three different things to fulfill those functions?” Mostly rich people use spheres for lighting. Poor people use candles and such since you don’t want to leave your spheres out in the open. There are low-light spheres worth the same amount as a candle, so someone could swipe that and there wouldn’t be a difference.