The primary currency of Tyria. Spent at vendors around the world.
— In-game description
Coin is the most widely accepted form of in-game currency and is tracked in three denominations: copper, silver, and gold. The amount of coin you hold is indicated on the bottom right of the inventory panel. Coin can be traded between players via the Trading Post or mail.
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 by:
- Looting fallen enemies
- Opening containers
- Completing events and hearts
- Selling items to vendors
- Trading with other players
- Clearing dungeons
- Map completion
- Achievement 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
Value and representation within the game
- In-game examples
- In the instance The Test Subject, Inquest agents are betting 10 gold coins on several subjects.
- During Estate of Decay, Galina Edgecrusher bets the same amount on if she can shoot a Risen Chicken.
- Before Lion's Arch's destruction, ambient dialogue labeled "centaur spearheads" as 5 gold (and upped to 10 gold) each.
- Other examples
- 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
- 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 2 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.
- There is a common practice of trading coins in marketplaces, this practice is not recommend and it's been discussed here.
- Tradesman: Gold Hoarder — Have 2,000,000 coins in the wallet at one time. (40 ) (Conversion: 2,000,000 = 200 )