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CopperCoin.gif SilverCoin.gif GoldCoin.gif PlatinumCoin.gif
Type Ammunition
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Max stack 100
999 for Platinum Pc only.png
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Internal Item ID: 71-74
For money making strategies, see Guide:Making money.

Coins are Terraria's unit of currency. They are primarily used for NPC transactions, though other players may also accept them as payment in multiplayer. Coins can also be used as ammunition for the Coin Gun. There are currently 4 types of Coins: Copper, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Coins can be obtained by killing enemies, interacting with NPCs, or finding them in multiple forms of loot. Despite Coins appearing as the materials "Copper", "Silver", "Gold" or "Platinum", they are unrelated to ores and cannot be crafted from them.

The coin value an enemy drops upon death is calculated from fixed values in the game code, with some random variation.

Coin Types
Copper Coin Copper Coin
Silver Coin Silver Coin = 100 Copper Coin
Gold Coin Gold Coin = 100 Silver Coin
Platinum Coin Platinum Coin = 100 Gold Coin
  • In the Console only.png Console version, coins have the old, pre-1.3 textures: CopperCoin old.pngSilverCoin old.pngGoldCoin old.pngPlatinumCoin old.png
  • In the Mobile only.pngMobile version, coins also have their old sprites, except for a version-exclusive platinum coin one: CopperCoin old.pngSilverCoin old.pngGoldCoin old.pngPlatinum Coin (mobile).png

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Coins can be "crafted" by hand, which combines or splits them into other denominations. Each coin is worth 100 of its lesser denomination (Copper -> Silver -> Gold -> Platinum). When picked up, Coins are automatically combined into their higher denomination, if possible. For example, if the player picks 100 Silver Coins, they'll end up with one Gold Coin in their inventory instead. Similarly, a player holding 96 silver coins picking up another 15 will give them a gold coin and 11 silver coins.

Death penalty[edit | edit source]

Upon player death in Softcore Mode (the default mode), half of all of the stacks of coins in a player's inventory are dropped, rounded up to the nearest whole coin. For example, if the player possesses 1 Gold Coin in one stack, it will be dropped. If it is instead 10 coins, 5 will be dropped. (Note that 75% of the player's coins will be dropped on an Expert Mode world.)

  • Upon player death in Mediumcore or Hardcore Mode, all coins are dropped, regardless of how the player died.
  • Being killed by a player-wielded weapon will not cause the player to drop any coins in Softcore Mode, even if recently damaged by an enemy.
  • Other forms of suicide that can occur by accident, such as Fall Damage or Chaos State, will cause coins to drop.

Storage[edit | edit source]

Copper Coin Pile.png
Pc only.png A pile of Copper Coins

Inside the player's Inventory, Coins have their own special slots, although it is possible to move them into normal inventory slots.

  • In the early game, before receiving the piggy bank, it may be inevitable to store your coins in a chest. However, quick stack does not place coins in chests. Deposit All does place coins, but if the chest is already full when you press Deposit All, higher denominations may be destroyed if a stack for that coin doesn't exist.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In the Mobile only.pngMobile version and Pc only.png Desktop version, coins have their damage values (from a Coin Gun) listed, and are listed as ammo.
  • Purchasing every NPC item requires:
    • (Pc only.png) 27 Platinum Coin 18 Gold Coin 73 Silver Coin 74 Copper Coin
    • (Console only.png) 22 PlatinumCoin old.png 81 GoldCoin old.png 31 SilverCoin old.png 24 CopperCoin old.png
    • (Mobile only.png) 23 Platinum Coin (mobile).png 1 GoldCoin old.png 16 SilverCoin old.png 59 CopperCoin old.png
  • As of update, coins will make a plink sound when picked up.
  • In the Mobile only.png Mobile version, coins have different sprites.
  • As of update, Coin Portals have a rare chance to be opened by pots.
    Pc only.png A player standing next to a coin portal in the underworld.
  • As of update, coins may be spent in NPC transactions directly from the player's piggy bank.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Copper, Silver, and Gold coins are the only items that can have a max stack of 100.
  • Coin Portals often spawn in Hell due to large amount of pots

History[edit | edit source]

    • New sound effect when coins are picked up.
    • New texture and animation for all coins.
  • Fixed bug that caused coins to deal damage when swung.
  • 1.2.4: Coins now can be placed.
    • Platinum Coins are now stackable to 999.
    • Fixed bug where coins would disappear during Quick Stack.
    • Fixed an exploit where you could duplicate coins with Quick Stack.
  • 1.2.3:
    • Piggy Bank and Safe now correctly combine coins when Quick Stacking.
    • Fixed bug where merchant would not spawn if you own over 21k platinum.
    • You can no longer sell money.
    • Fixed a bug that would cause coins to disappear instead of converting into the next highest currency.
    • Holding coins when dying will now correctly drop those as well.
    • Coins will now auto stack when close to each other.
  • Fixed trashing coin dupe.
  • 1.2:
    • Sometimes Quick Stack does not stack correctly and coins are lost.
    • Coins cannot be sold to NPCs anymore.
    • Coins can be dropped by putting slush or silt into a extractinator.
    • You can no longer craft items or money by placing items in the trash.
  • 1.1.1:
    • Coins held on the cursor will correctly be dropped on death.
    • Fixed an issue that caused stacked coins to go missing from chests during multiplayer.
  • 1.0.6: Sparkle and light amplification added.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other