Coins are the currency of Terraria.
Obtaining coins Edit
Players can obtain coins by killing monsters, destroying pots, finding them in chests or selling items to Vendors. With coins you can purchase items from the Vendors. A stack of up to 100 of any single type of coin takes up one inventory slot. However, there are reserved slots for coins, on the far right side of the inventory that may be used instead.
Coin types Edit
Coins come in different types. They can be crafted to and from other coin types without loss of value. It takes 100 coins to upgrade, and you get 100 coins of lesser value when one is "broken" or downgraded.
|Copper||- worth 1 copper coin|
|Silver||- worth 100 copper coins|
|Gold||- worth 100 silver coins (10,000 copper)|
|Platinum||- worth 100 gold coins (1,000,000 copper)|
Curiously, Platinum is not a mineral that can be found in ore/bar form, making it a mystery as to where the coins come from. Platinum is the most valuable coin available.
Death penalty Edit
Upon death (in Softcore Mode), half of all the stacks you have of coins in your inventory will be dropped (rounded up if the number is odd). For example, if you have 1 Gold coin in one stack, you will lose it, but if you have 12 coins you will lose 6. You will still lose half of your coins if you commit suicide with self-thrown explosives.
Coins have their own storage slot but can also be stored in the normal inventory like anything else. Coins can be stored in a Chest, Safe, Piggy Bank, Barrel and any other form of storage. Coins placed in any stationary container will not be lost when you die. It is advisable to place all your coins in a Chest, Safe or Piggy Bank everytime you return to your home or before fighting a boss.
- It was possible to keep one stack of coins on death by "holding" it with your mouse arrow right before you die, but as of the patch 1.1.1, mouse items drop normally on Hardcore and Mediumcore characters.
- By shift-clicking your coins while shopping with an NPC you will lose all the coins you clicked, and all the coins you sold them for.
TriviaEditCoins are one of the few things that can be sold and bought for the same price; because of this, you can make it look like you have an abnormally large amount of money above your head, but the look is purely aesthetic. To do this trick, you must simply sell the coin and rebuy it from the same slot quickly.
Also, a good way to get a lot of coins is to go to the corruption with some armor and good supplies and potions, and kill Eater Of Worlds until you get a lot.
- On the console version of Terraria, after obtaining more that one hundered platinum coins, they will convert into a fallen star. Those playing on the console version are advised to keep stacks of platinum at no higher than 99, and should take caution when quick-stacking coins into chests.