10 Gold Coin

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This article is about the large coins worth 10 coins. For the large coins also known as Big Coins, see 20 Coin.
10 Gold Coin
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A 10 Gold Coin from Super Mario Maker 2 (New Super Mario Bros. U style)
Description
A large coin that usually has the number 10 written on it.

First appearance

Yoshi's Safari (1993)

Latest appearance

Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)

Effect on player

Awards the player 10 coins.

The 10 Gold Coin[1] (or 10 Coin[2]), originally known as the Big Coin[3], is a special kind of coin that is worth ten gold coins as the name implies. It has made appearances throughout the Mario franchise.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

A Big Coin in Yoshi's Safari.

Big Coins worth 10 coins debuted in Yoshi's Safari. They can be found in Flying ? Blocks within stages, and are worth no points. In this game, they have the imprint of a Super Star.

Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Wario holding up a 10 Gold Coin in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.

In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, 10 Gold Coins look like normal coins, but instead of their usual "1" symbol, a cross (or the kanji 十, meaning 'ten') is stamped on them. They seldom appear after defeating certain enemies in a specific way and when they are collected, they make a unique noise.

Wario can produce these items from his inventory, which will cost him ten of his already collected coins, by pressing B Button and "up" on the +Control Pad. The coin can then be thrown to defeat enemies. This technique is also necessary to open goal doors and completing the Level.

Wario Land II[edit]

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10 Gold Coins also appear in Wario Land II. They appear as golden coins with Wario's face stamped on them and they can be quickly distinguished from other coins by their enormous size. Wario's coin counter increases by ten when he picks one up, and they also make a unique sound when they are collected.

In Wario Land II, coins are used to pay minigames in order to find hidden treasures. Contrary to regular coins that can be found just along the road, 10 Gold Coins are usually stored in secret rooms or hardly accessible locations, to make it harder for the player to obtain them.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

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Coins that are worth ten regular coins appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, along with gold coins and Frog Coins. In this game they look just like regular coins, but are bigger than their normal counterparts. 10 Gold Coins sometimes appear after a larger enemy is bested.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong series[edit]

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Special coins that are worth 10 normal Coins, referred to as Large Coins,[4] appear as frequent collectables in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, starting with Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Aside from their size, Large Coins can be distinguished from their smaller counterparts by the stars imprinted on their faces. In Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Large Coins increase the score in a level with 500 points upon being collected, while in subsequent titles, including Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, they are worth 1000 points instead. Large Coins are picked up by the Minis as they walk.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

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They also appear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, but instead they are coins with a 10 on them. They are found in ? Blocks and also in the chasm in Thwomp Caverns. They are slightly bigger than regular coins and they give the player ten coins when collected.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

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Mario collecting 10 Gold Coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

10 Gold Coins appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where they have almost the exact same design as those of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, though they are roughly twice as big as regular coins. They are found in Roulette Blocks that produce coins. They are used to distribute 10 coins, 30 coins, and 50 coins.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

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10 Gold Coins are available as a course element in Super Mario Maker 2. 30 Gold Coin variants are introduced, and 50 Gold Coin variants are also available.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

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10 Gold Coins appear in Yoshi's Crafted World, having the same size as in the Super Mario games compared to regular coins. They depict Yoshi's head on one side (making them resemble Dragon Coins), and the number "10" on the other.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグコイン[5]
Biggu Koin
10ゴールドコイン[6]
10 Gōrudo Koin
10コイン[7]
10 Koin
Big Coin

10 Gold Coin

10 Coin
Dutch 10-munt[8] 10 coin
Chinese 10金幣[9]
Shí jīnbì
10 Coin

References[edit]

  1. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 9.
  2. Hoffman, Chris. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 10.
  3. Yoshi's Safari instruction booklet, page 17.
  4. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars level editor name
  5. Yoshi no Road Hunting instruction booklet, page 18.
  6. Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 7.
  7. Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 200.
  8. Nintendo Nederland. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  9. Nintendo HK. (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved May 21, 2019.