I've been doing some research into fictional currencies and I've come to the AM$. I'm trying to work out a rough conversion rate into our-world pounds sterling, but the AM$ is proving tricky and I was hoping some of the fans here might be able to help me out. Simply put, how many £ do you think an AM$ is worth, and why?This
article has been quite helpful so far, but (unless my maths is even more horrible than I thought) I'm running into a few problems. After working out a few equivalent real-world salaries, I thought I agreed with the original contention that AM$1 = roughly £40, but then that would make Vimes' statement that a "cheap pair of boots costs $10" a bit ridiculous...
I realise Pterry probably didn't spend a great deal of time keeping the value of the dollar internally consistent from novel to novel, but there are loads of references to the cost of things throughout the books and I'd think it should be possible to get a rough conversion going somehow. It doesn't have to be 100% accurate and unshakeable, but there should be some sort of logic behind it.
Hope someone can help or at least give me a nudge in the right direction. Thanks in advance!