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Coins, also known as Gold Pieces, are the most common form of currency in RuneScape. In the game, coins appear as small gold coins, of varying shapes, and are stackable. In Grim Tales, it is revealed that coins have more intricate designs imprinted on their faces, although it is impossible for players to notice it.

When the number of coins in a single stack exceeds 99,999, the examine text reads "____ x Coins", where the blank is the exact number of coins in the stack. If there is less than that, the examine text reads "Lovely money!" when examined in the inventory. When a stack of coins on the ground is examined, the examine will always show the exact amount.

According to Gypsy Aris, in the Fourth Age, coins were made of silver.

Terminology[edit | edit source]

Beside coins, players commonly refer to it as gold, gold pieces, gp, cash or money. Alternate terms for coins are occasionally used by NPCs in RuneScape.

Stacking[edit | edit source]

A postage stamp showing Postie Pete refers to coins as "gp".

One thousand coins (1,000) is usually called 1k. Similar to the metric system, the "k" stands for "kilo", which is Greek for "thousand". Likewise, one million coins is often called 1 mil or 1M, and one billion coins is referred to as 1bil or 1B. On German-language servers, the symbol for "k" is changed to "T", since "Tausend" is German for thousand. On Spanish and Portuguese language worlds, the symbol for "k" is changed to "m", since "Mil" is Spanish and Portuguese for thousand.

A stack of gold has a small coloured text on the upper-left hand corner of the stack. With larger stacks of coin - as with all stackable item - both the colour of the text and the stack's examine text change, depending on the amount of gold in the stack.

A stack of coins that uses a 'K' or 'M' identifier always rounds down to the integer multiple. For example, 15.9M is shown as 15M. This protects players receiving the coins in trade from being cheated by rounded values, e.g. A player receiving 15M can be guaranteed that the stack is not just 14.5M rounded up.

Range Text Colour Suffix Multiplier Example
from to
1 99,999 Yellow none 1 99,999 displayed as "99999g.png"
100,000 9,999,999 White K 1,000 9,999,999 displayed as "9999k.png"
10,000,000 2,147,483,647 Green M 1,000,000 999,999,999 displayed as "999m.png"
Coin icons
1 2 3 4 5 25 100 250 1000 10000+
Coins 1.png Coins 2.png Coins 3.png Coins 4.png Coins 5.png Coins 25.png Coins 100.png Coins 250.png Coins 1000.png Coins 10000.png

Maximum limits[edit | edit source]

The maximum number of coins that may be carried in one stack

The maximum number of coins that players may hold in a single stack is 2,147,483,647 due to the usage of the signed 32 bit integer data type (231- 1). In terms of actual coins, it is possible to store money in the bank, inventory, money pouch, GE, Mahogany prize chest, Treasure chest (Carnillean Rising) and kingdom of Miscellania (7.5M max), giving an absolute total of 27,924,787,411 stored - thirteen max-stacks plus 7.5 million.

Players with wealth exceeding this amount usually choose to either invest their money in discontinued items or spirit shards, or another item of high market liquidity. Shards are worth a static amount of 25 coins and can be sold to any summoning store for such amount, and therefore are the typically chosen currency when coins are no longer an option. A maximum stack in this common alternative format can hold for the player an additional 53,687,091,175 (almost 53.7b) coins. Players exceeding even that may choose to purchase untradeable Spirit shard packs, when opened grant 5,000 spirit shards each. This can be used to store up to a maximum of 268,435,455,875,000 coins (268 trillion).

Coins in Daemonheim[edit | edit source]

Main article: Rusty coins

Coins in Daemonheim used to be similar to regular coins, but with the money pouch update on 6 December 2011, they were renamed to rusty coins and were recoloured to grey. They were later recoloured to orange to prevent them being missed on the floor. They have a different examine and are destroyed upon leaving. Coins have a few uses such as buying items from the Smuggler or marking traps. The examine, which is "They make the world go round.", is a reference to the common idiom used in the real world, "Money makes the world go round". You can ask the Smuggler about them who will reply: "Oh, they're nothing. You can give them all to me, if you want."

Money pouch[edit | edit source]

The Money pouch was added on 6 December 2011. You can store up to 2,147,483,647 coins inside it. If you die anywhere, even in the Wilderness, the money will not be dropped. You can withdraw your coins at any time, and add money anywhere outside of the Wilderness. It is protected by the bank PIN, if it has been set. It cannot be accessed while Dungeoneering or while playing some minigames, such as Stealing Creation and Soul Wars, however.

Making money through skills[edit | edit source]

Main article: Money making guide

As money in RuneScape plays a necessity for all players, certain skills in the RuneScape community have gained popularity because of their potential to create profit for the player with a vast number of ways to do so. However, as with the introduction to the Grand Exchange, many of these skills became impossible to solely generate great amounts of money, but this also allowed other lesser used skills to be in demand, though requiring very high levels.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Zombie swab47 Multicombat.png10–40CommonP2P icon.png
Zombie pirate35; 49; 50 Multicombat.png30–60CommonP2P icon.png
Zombie hand75 Multicombat.png750RareP2P icon.png
Zombie (random event) Multicombat.png26RareF2P icon.png
Zombie (The Shadow Reef)107 Multicombat.png1,000–15,000CommonP2P icon.png
Zombie (The Shadow Reef)107 Multicombat.png30,000–65,000RareP2P icon.png
Zombie (Tarn's Lair)72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 85 Multicombat.png17–4738/128P2P icon.png
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 85 Multicombat.png1–82CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Zoja28 Multicombat.png10; 90; 120; 222; 364CommonP2P icon.png
Zamorakian sniper (Heart of Gielinor)108 Multicombat.png272–3,40410/128P2P icon.png
Zamorak wizard70 Multicombat.png77; 89; 240CommonP2P icon.png
Zamorak warrior61; 65 Multicombat.png100CommonP2P icon.png
Zamorak ranger64 Multicombat.png100CommonP2P icon.png
Zamorak mage (monster)68 Multicombat.png100CommonP2P icon.png
Zamorak crafter26 Multicombat.png1–50CommonP2P icon.png
Zakl'n Gritch102 Multicombat.png1,000–1,50063/8192[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Yuri28 Multicombat.png10; 90; 120; 222; 364CommonP2P icon.png
Yukimura of Hanto105 Multicombat.png200–3,500CommonP2P icon.png
Young grotworm28 Multicombat.png100CommonF2P icon.png
Yor'Ger the Deceiver200 Multicombat.png1,000–15,000CommonP2P icon.png
Yor'Ger the Deceiver200 Multicombat.png30,000–65,000RareP2P icon.png
Yeti63 Multicombat.png272–648CommonP2P icon.png
Yadviga28 Multicombat.png10; 90; 120; 222; 364CommonP2P icon.png
Xiang the Water-shaper111 Multicombat.png200–3,500CommonP2P icon.png
Wyvern (elite)133 Multicombat.png6,021–9,536CommonP2P icon.png
Wyvern127 Multicombat.png6,021–9,53628/128P2P icon.png
WythienN/A Reward10,730–29,219CommonP2P icon.png
Woman1 Thieving-icon.png3; 20AlwaysF2P icon.png
Woman2; 4 Multicombat.png1–400CommonF2P icon.png
Wolf (Heart of Gielinor)108 Multicombat.png272–3,40410/128P2P icon.png
Wizard18 Multicombat.png1–30CommonP2P icon.png
Winter Weekends (2012)N/A Reward43–731Uncommon[dr 2]N/A
Wingman Skree102 Multicombat.png1,000–1,500Rare (63/8,192)[dr 3]P2P icon.png
WildyWyrm (historical)382 Multicombat.png3,000UncommonP2P icon.png
Wight ranger108 Multicombat.png272–3,40410/128P2P icon.png
Wight108 Multicombat.png272–3,40410/128P2P icon.png
White Knight35 Multicombat.png1–200CommonF2P icon.png
Werewolf63; 89 Multicombat.png10; 90; 120; 222; 364; 400CommonP2P icon.png
Waterfiend (elite)111 Multicombat.png1,200CommonP2P icon.png
Waterfiend102; 107 Multicombat.png1,20017/128P2P icon.png
Water elemental44 Multicombat.png12CommonP2P icon.png
Water elemental44 Multicombat.png42UncommonP2P icon.png
Watchman (Yanille)0; 65 Thieving-icon.png60AlwaysP2P icon.png
Warrior woman0; 25 Thieving-icon.png18AlwaysF2P icon.png
Warrior (Rellekka)39 Multicombat.png15–300CommonP2P icon.png
Warped tortoise72 Multicombat.png30–180CommonP2P icon.png
Warped terrorbird82 Multicombat.png15–479CommonP2P icon.png
Warped rat12 Multicombat.png130CommonF2P icon.png
Warped fly7 Multicombat.png80CommonF2P icon.png
Warped cockroach1 Multicombat.png40; 8015/128F2P icon.png
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Zakl'n Gritch page for details
  2. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Winter Weekends (2012) page for details
  3. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Wingman Skree page for details

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Coin stack model has been made less shiny to stop in some cases, the coins appearing white.
  • ninja 2 February 2015 (Update):
    • Examining a stack of coins on the ground will now display how many there are in the stack.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape Classic, the same image is used for coins, regardless of the number of coins dropped. Often, the only way to know how many coins are on the ground is to pick them up.
  • The maximum price one can put up on the Grand Exchange is 2,147,483,647 coins. Any offer greater than this will simply read "Too high!", where the total price would normally be shown. Since you cannot raise the price beyond 2,147,483,647 coins, you can only get "Too high!" when you offer multiple items.
  • Alchemy spells cannot be cast on coins. If a player attempts it, a message will inform the player that "Coins are already made of gold...". You can, however, turn other gold items (such as gold ore and gold bars) into coins using alchemy spells. Although, you cannot convert gold bars or other gold items into coins besides using alchemy.
  • When you kill two NPCs and both drop coins in the same spot, the coins will stack.
  • With a Squeal of Fortune update, it was once possible to win 600 million coins, the largest single source of spontaneous coins in the game excluding CoinShare.
  • Even if there is only 1 coin on the ground, it will still say coins.
  • When you deposit 1,000,000,000 coins or more into your money pouch, it has a different sound effect than any amount withdrawn below 1 billion.
  • Mice in the witches house appear to drop 'Giant' coins because the player is tiny when fighting them.
  • Trying to deposit coins via the Grand Exchange 'To Bank' option, while having a max cash pile in your bank will yield: 'You have ran out of Bank Space. Please make more room' regardless of the amount of bank space left.
  • In the 13th issue of the God letters, Guthix maintains that all coins are of a similar size, weight, and are made of "purest gold", which is why they are accepted everywhere regardless of the patterning each fief applies to the currency that they mint. [1][2]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "God Letter 13 - Guthix Maintains, Letter 15" (Archived from the original.) RuneScape God Letters.
  2. ^ Jagex. "God Letter 14 - The Return of Saradomin, Letter 14" (Archived from the original.) RuneScape God Letters.