Bear coin

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Bear coin
Artwork of a bear coin from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
Effect Currency for Northern Kremisphere
“To help me train, it will cost you two of those stupid silver coins, the ones with the freaky bears' heads on.”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Bear coins are silver coins with an imprint of a bear, and are the currency of Northern Kremisphere. They appear in both Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III, and are the successor to Banana Coins from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Bear coins appear in most of the Northern Kremisphere levels. They are required for competing in Swanky's Sideshow, or the Game Boy Advance remake's mini-game challenges: Funky's Rentals, Cranky's Dojo, and Swanky's Dash. As suggested from their name, bear coins are used to purchase a service from the Brothers Bears, most notably items from Bazaar's General Store.

In Donkey Kong Land III, bear coins are used at the Sheepy Shop to buy Bear's services, or to play a card game, Memory.

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