? Coin

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? Coin
Question Coin.jpg
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

A ? Coin[1] is a special coin found in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. ? Coins appear in many galaxies throughout both games. When one is collected, it can cause any of the following things to appear:

A ? Coin in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Most of the time, Mario or Luigi is given a time limit to collect whatever appears. If he is able to successfully collect it within the time limit, he will receive a prize. Most likely, it will be a 1-Up Mushroom, but it is also possible for it to be three 1-Up Mushrooms, a power-up, more coins or Star Bits, or, very rarely, a Rainbow Star. In the Gusty Garden Galaxy, getting all the ? Coins grants a Rainbow Star, which is the only way to break open the Gold Chomp in order to get the secret Power Star in the mission The Golden Chomp.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/QuestionCoin.arc QuestionCoin Question Coin
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
?コイン (? Koin) ? Coin

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハテナコイン[2]
Hatena Koin
Question Mark Coin

German ?-Münze
Italian Moneta ?[3]
? Coin
Spanish Moneda ?
? Coin


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 91.
  2. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors (2015). 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 136, 171.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 136, 171