The primary currency of Tyria. Spent at vendors around the world.
— In-game description
Coin is the most common currency, tracked in three denominations: Copper, Silver, and Gold. Coin is used to purchase items from various vendor NPCs, trade with other players on the Trading Post, and fast-traveling to waypoints. Unlike other currencies, it can be sent by mail to other players. Coin is mutually convertible with Gems through the Currency Exchange. The amount of coin an account holds is displayed on the bottom right of the inventory panel and in the wallet.
Cost versus Value
The wiki uses Cost and Value to mean two different things:
- Cost is the purchase price listed by vendors.
- Value is the amount of coin you receive when selling the item to a vendor.
Coin can be obtained from:
- Looting fallen enemies
- Opening containers
- Completing events and hearts
- Selling items to vendors
- Trading with other players
- Clearing dungeons, raids, and Strike Missions
- Map completion
- Achievement rewards
- Structured PvP and World versus World rewards
- Exchanging gems in the Currency Exchange tab of the Trading Post
Coin find modifiers
There are several ways to increase the amount of coin you can pick up from enemies.
|30% Coin Bonus||Laureate Coin Booster||30%|
|Celebration Bonus||Celebration Booster
|Guild Gold Banner Boost||Guild Gold from Kills Banner||5%||Does not stack with other guild banner effect|
|Guild Gold Banner Boost||Guild Gold and Magic Find Banner
Guild Heroes Banner
|15%||Does not stack with other guild banner effect|
|Spirit Banner Boost||Spirit Banner||10%||Stacks with guild banner effect|
|Nourishment||Food consumables||40%||Can be obtained from Omnomberry Bar or Peppermint Omnomberry Bar|
|Gilded Enrichment||20%||Enrichments require a level 80 ascended amulet|
|Gold Find||Essence of Gold
|Varies||Permanent account bonus based on total achievement points earned|
|Total||+220%||With account modifiers, this total can be increased further|
Coin can be used for:
- Purchasing items from vendors
- Trading with other players
- Using the Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic, Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic or Runecrafter's Salvage-o-Matic
- Teleporting to a waypoint
- Exchanging for gems in the Currency Exchange tab of the Trading Post
Coins as seen in Hard Boiled.
- Tradesman: Gold Hoarder — Have 2,000,000 coins in the wallet at one time. (40 ) (Conversion: 2,000,000 = 200 )
- The maximum amount of coin you can hold in your wallet is 200,000 . If collecting money from the Trading Post would send you over this limit, you cannot collect any money until you store your gold elsewhere first. The Coins from Loot and the 1 from the Daily Completionist are lost.
- The maximum amount of coin you can store in your guild bank is 1000 per available tab.
- You can withdraw up to 500 from your guild bank or mail a week. Resets on weekly reset.
- Trading coin for real-world money is strictly prohibited by ArenaNet. See their Policy: Purchasing Gold from Real Money Traders (RMT) on the official Guild Wars 2 website, and a historical policy for Guild Wars on the Guild Wars Wiki.
- Representation within the game
- During Estate of Decay, Galina Edgecrusher bets 10 gold on if she can shoot a Risen Chicken.
- At the beginning of Hard Boiled, Logan Thackeray hands Marjory Delaqua various coins in a cinematic.
- Before Lion's Arch's destruction, ambient dialogue labeled "centaur spearheads" as 5 gold (and upped to 10 gold) each.
- In the instance The Test Subject, Inquest agents are betting 10 gold coins on several subjects.
- In Cantha during the event Spar with Xunlai Jade's guard mechs, a potential customer remarks that the cost of Xunlai Jade's new guard mechs is about "three million". It's not clear if that means 300 (three million coin) or 3000000 .
- During the Spirit Vale raid, Sabetha offers 100 gold for each raider's head.
- Real world equivalent
- In an interview by the Spanish community with Scott McGough, Angel McCoy and Bobby Stein, when asked about comparing the value of money on Tyria to that of on Earth, the best comparison that could be given was taking the lowest value item (they used an egg, 1 copper) and compare that to local grocery stores. For the average of local US stores, this would put 1 copper to roughly equal $0.15, and 1 gold to about $1,541.67.
- In the 10 year anniversary infographic, "over 4.5 billion gold coins" are equaled in weight to ten Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water. Using a formula of
<Length>*<Width>*<Depth>*10*<Water density>/<Number of gold coins>*1000 g/kgwith the values for the variables as listed in the table bellow, this yields a range of ~5.1630434794 g/gold coin through ~16.6766666630 g/gold coin (~0.1821209992 oz/gold coin through ~0.5882521053 oz/gold coin).
(Based on the other BILLION figures.)
|Number of gold coins||4.5*<Billion>+1 = 4500000001
(+1 since it's "over".)
|4.6*<Billion>-1 = 4599999999|
(Assuming over or equal to 4.6 would
have been used, were it applicable.)
(May technically be 50.02 m.)
(Did not find any variation.)
|Depth||2 m||6 m|
May still have been higher/deeper.)
|Water density||950 kg/m3
(Something lower than at 100 °C
to make sure whatever value was
used to come up with the figure's
(Using what's apparently commonly
calculated with here since it is
unclear what was used to come up
with the figure after all.)