Five Coin

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Five Coin
A 5 Gold Coin from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
A Five Coin from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Effect Awards the player five coins

Five Coins[1] are a larger type of coin worth five normal coins apiece, mostly found in the Mario & Luigi series. They are typically embossed with the number 5 to denote their value, although they can occasionally appear as simply large coins.

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Five Coins are concealed within blocks in most of the Mario & Luigi series. In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Five Coins can occasionally be found scattered around outside blocks.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Five Coin, from Super Princess Peach

In Super Princess Peach, large coins that are worth five regular ones appear in levels alongside other types of coins, but they are notably less common. Upon buying a Courage Soda, every enemy Princess Peach whacks with Perry gives out such a coin, with the number of coins dropped increasing by 2.5 for every two enemies when whacked in rapid succession.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem![edit]

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Five Coins, referred to as large coins,[2] appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, where they are worth 500 points each; this is five times as many points as regular coins, which are worth 100 points each.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

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Five Coins are also encountered in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, where they are sometimes dropped by enemies upon defeat or at a level's completion.

Monopoly: Super Mario Celebration![edit]

Five Coins appear in Monopoly: Super Mario Celebration! as a currency. They can be used to pay for items or fees, counting as five normal coins.

Jenga: Super Mario Edition[edit]

In Jenga: Super Mario Edition, Five Coins can be used in place of regular coins to physically represent the number of coins that a player has earned; however, this choice is purely cosmetic, and has no effect on gameplay.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Moneta grande[3]
Big coin

References[edit]

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