Tiny bronze coins used in the Wizarding World.
- The actual values of these coins are a bit complicated for Muggles to figure out in Muggle terms without a calculator, and rather difficult for wizards when dealing with Muggle money (GF7). It's easy for wizards dealing only with wizarding currency, however. Hagrid states: "The gold ones are Galleons. Seventeen silver Sickles to a Galleon and twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle, it's easy enough." Therefore 1 Galleon = 17 Sickles = 493 Knuts.
- Hagrid paid an owl 5 knuts for delivering his newspaper to Hut-on-Rock in 1991 (DH4). By 1998 the price had gone up to 7 knuts (DP1). However for some reason, in fifth year, 1995, Hermione only paid her delivery owl one knut each time it delivered the Daily Prophet (OP12, OP14).
From Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who in the early 11th century became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.