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The Wizard

CopperCoin.gif SilverCoin.gif GoldCoin.gif PlatinumCoin.gif
Copper Coin.pngSilver Coin.pngGold Coin.pngPlatinum Coin.png
Copper Coin (old).pngSilver Coin (old).pngGold Coin (old).pngPlatinum Coin (old).pngPlatinum Coin (mobile).png
Type Ammunition
Placeable Yes
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Max stack 100
999 for Platinum
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Internal Item ID: 71-74
For money making strategies, see Guide:Making money.

Coins are Terraria's main 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 Coins, Silver Coins, Gold Coins, and Platinum Coins.

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 their respective ore types 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

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Desktop Version Console Version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This section’s information applies only to the desktop and console versions of Terraria.
  • 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.
  • However, Coins do not auto-combine when manually transferred into a Piggy Bank or other storage item; if there is no room in the bank or chest, some will be left in the player's hand or coin slots. stacks of 100 Coins should then be manually crafted into the next denomination. (See also the warning below regarding Deposit All.)

Drops Upon Death[edit | edit source]

  • Upon a player's 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.
  • 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.
  • Forms of accidental death, such as Fall Damage or Chaos State, will cause coins to drop.
  • Dying from the player's own projectile after having it reflected back by an enemy (such as a Selenian) will also result in coins being dropped.
  • Desktop Version In Expert mode, enemies can pick up coins dropped by enemies or players. Coins are often lost permanently on death, as enemies who pick up dead players' coins will often despawn once off-screen. Enemies holding dropped coins emit a sparkle effect based on the color of the best coin they're holding.
  • Desktop Version In Expert Mode, Softcore players drop 75% of their coins upon death instead of 50%.

Storage[edit | edit source]

Copper Coin Pile.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]

  • Desktop VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Coins have their damage values (from a Coin Gun) listed, and are listed as ammo.
  • Purchasing every NPC item requires:
    • (Desktop Version) 27 Platinum Coin 18 Gold Coin 73 Silver Coin 74 Copper Coin
    • (Console Version) 22 Platinum Coin (old).png 81 Gold Coin (old).png 31 Silver Coin (old).png 24 Copper Coin (old).png
    • (Mobile only.png) 23 Platinum Coin (mobile).png 1 Gold Coin (old).png 16 Silver Coin (old).png 59 Copper Coin (old).png
    • (3DS logo.svg) UnknownVerify
  • Desktop Version Coins will make a clink sound when picked up.
  • Desktop Version Coin Portals have a rare chance to be opened by pots.
    Desktop Version A player standing next to a coin portal in the underworld.
  • Desktop Version Coins may be spent in NPC transactions directly from the player's Piggy Bank or Safe.
  • Desktop VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg In addition to the coins most slimes already drop, Coins have a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from Slimes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of the update, Copper, Silver, and Gold coins are now the only items that can have a max stack of 100.
  • Desktop Version Coin Portals often spawn in the Underworld due to the large amount of pots.
  • Due to the transaction properties of portable storage, the maximum amount of money that a player can be considered to be able to spend at one time is exactly 173,826 Platinum (40 stacks in Piggy Bank (or Money TroughDesktop Version) + 40 in Safe + 40 in Defender's ForgeDesktop Version + 54 in Inventory, with each stack containing 999 Platinum Coins).
  • Coins can be sold on the Console VersionWii U and Xbox editions. Doing so will do nothing, however.
  • Desktop VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Coins have a sell price equal to the amount in their stack, but, unsurprisingly, cannot be sold (on the Mobile only.pngMobile version, Platinum Coins will sometimes show a higher sell price, but this is most likely due to bugs).
  • A platinum coin is worth 1,000,000 copper coins.
    • Placing all of these coins would take up over 1/20th of a Desktop Version large world.

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.
  • 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.
Copper Ore.png Ore • Copper Bar.png Bar • Copper Brick.png Brick • Copper Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Copper Plating.png Plating Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png • Copper Plating Wall.png Plating Wall Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png • Copper Coin.png Coin • Copper Chandelier.png Chandelier

Copper Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Copper Axe.png Axe • Copper Hammer.png Hammer

Copper Shortsword.png Shortsword • Copper Broadsword.png Broadsword • Copper Bow.png Bow • Amethyst Staff.png Amethyst Staff

Copper Chainmail.png Armor • Copper Watch.png Watch Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Silver Ore.png Ore • Silver Bar.png Bar • Silver Brick.png Brick • Silver Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Silver Coin.png Coin • Silver Chandelier.png Chandelier

Silver Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Silver Axe.png Axe • Silver Hammer.png Hammer • Silver Shortsword.png Shortsword • Silver Broadsword.png Broadsword • Silver Bow.png Bow • Sapphire Staff.png Sapphire Staff • Silver Chainmail.png Armor • Silver Watch.png Watch
Gold Ore.png Ore • Gold Bar.png Bar • Gold Brick.png Brick • Gold Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Gold Coin.png Coin • Gold Dust.png Dust • Golden Carp.png Carp • Golden Crate.png Crate • Golden Chair.png Chair • Golden Table.png Table • Golden Bed.png Bed • Golden Dresser.png Dresser • Golden Sofa.png Sofa • Throne.png Throne • Gold Chest.png Chest ( Golden Chest.png Golden)

Golden Bookcase.png Bookcase • Golden Clock.png Clock • Golden Piano.png Piano • Golden Door.png Door • Golden Toilet.png Toilet • Golden Bathtub.png Bathtub • Gold Chandelier.png Chandelier ( Golden Chandelier.png Golden) • Candelabra.png Candelabra ( Golden Candelabra.png Golden) • Candle.png Candle ( Golden Candle.png Golden) • Golden Lamp.png Lamp • Golden Lantern.png Lantern • Golden Sink.png Sink

Gold Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Gold Axe.png Axe • Gold Hammer.png Hammer • Golden Fishing Rod.png Fishing Rod • Gold Shortsword.png Shortsword • Gold Broadsword.png Broadsword • Gold Bow.png Bow • Ruby Staff.png Ruby Staff • Gold Chainmail.png Armor • Gold Crown.png Crown • Gold Watch.png Watch • Flask of Gold.png Flask • Golden Bullet.png Bullet • Golden Key.png Key
Platinum Ore.png Ore • Platinum Bar.png Bar • Platinum Brick.png Brick • Platinum Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Platinum Coin.png Coin • Throne.png Throne • Platinum Chandelier.png Chandelier • Platinum Candelabra.png Candelabra • Platinum Candle.png Candle

Platinum Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Platinum Axe.png Axe • Platinum Hammer.png Hammer • Platinum Shortsword.png Shortsword • Platinum Broadsword.png Broadsword • Platinum Bow.png Bow • Diamond Staff.png Diamond Staff • Platinum Chainmail.png Armor • Platinum Crown.png Crown • Platinum Watch.png Watch
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