Coin Coffer

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Coin Coffer
Artwork of a Coin Coffer that appears in Super Mario 3D Land
Artwork of a Coin Coffer from Super Mario 3D Land.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Variant of Moneybags
King Coin Coffer

Coin Coffers are enemies that first debut in Super Mario 3D Land. They have small eyes on top of their head, are round, have a light green color, have wide golden-lipped mouths, and slightly resemble both coin purses and frogs. Their name is a pun on "coffer", which is a name for a container used for storing money or valuables, and "cough", referring to how coins come from their mouths. They replace Moneybags from Super Mario 64.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Coin Coffers react similar to the Moneybags as they attempt to run away from the player. In Super Mario 3D Land, they contain ten coins. Hitting a Coin Coffer in any way causes it to drop a coin, dazing it, and after five hits, it spits out the rest of the coins it contains before it is defeated. Ground Pounding one causes it to spit out all of its coins before being defeated. When hit by Invincible Mario, its ten coins are dropped in a ring shape. Coin Coffers first appear out in the open in World 2-3. Some Coin Coffers are hidden under stones and bushes, like one in World 2-1 and two in World 4-1.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

A Coin Coffer in New Super Mario Bros. 2

Coin Coffers reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, spawning after activating a Red Coin Ring, dropping eight Red Coins as it bounces. If Mario defeats it before it can release all the Red Coins, they will all be dropped. They only appear in World StarStaricon.png-1 and World StarStaricon.png-7, as well as several DLC courses.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

A Coin Coffer in Super Mario 3D World

Coin Coffers reappear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and act similar to how they do in Super Mario 3D Land. However, they are now invisible, and hide in certain hidden areas of levels. If the player uses the touch cursor or moves a character near an invisible Coin Coffer, its outline will appear. If a character approaches it, it will become nervous and start running away. Jumping on it will fully reveal it.

A Cat Coin Coffer

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Cat Coin Coffers appear in Fur Step Island, Fort Flaptrap, the Ruins region, Crisp Climb Castle, and the Wasteland region, acting identically to how they do in the main Super Mario 3D World campaign.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

A Coin Coffer captured by Mario as seen in Super Mario Odyssey

Coin Coffers return in Super Mario Odyssey where they appear in the Wooded Kingdom and Sand Kingdom. They retain their invisibility ability from Super Mario 3D World. When they are visible to the player, Mario is able to capture one using Cappy. When a Coin Coffer is captured, they act like Coin Boxes when running around or while standing still. Mario is also capable of standing on steep slopes when capturing a Coin Coffer. The player can also choose to spit out Coins which act as projectiles, which also depletes their amount. If the player shakes the Joy Con, the Coin Coffer spits 20 coins around it in a circle. In this game, Coin Coffers are now immune to normal jumps, but they are also absolutely harmless towards Mario, as running into one will not damage him; despite this, they still seem to be considered an enemy, as taking a captured Coin Coffer near NPCs will cause them to react in fear.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Sprite of Green Coin Coffer's team image, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Coin Coffers reappear as enemies and potential allies in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. They come in green, red, blue, yellow, and purple colors, which represent which attribute they have; fire for red, water for blue, wood for green, light for yellow, and dark for purple.

Unlike most enemies, the Coin Coffer has a very high defense, which normally reduces any damage that it takes from a single attack to 1, but its HP is very low. Its attacks are also very weak, and it might run away from a battle. Defeating a Coin Coffer with a 10+ combo guarantees that it will join the player's party. Otherwise, it will only have a chance of joining the player when defeated.

All Coin Coffers have a Skill, Coin Boost, that doubles the amount of coins won during a single battle. Also, they are unique in that level 1 is their maximum level. Coin Coffer allies can give party members a significant amount of experience points whenever they are used to power them up, which can be handy for leveling up lower-leveled characters.

The player can also transform the Coin Coffers into a new variant of Coin Coffers, called King Coin Coffers by giving them six Super Mushrooms.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a Coin Coffer can be seen sleeping in a giant busted-open piggybank at Barrendale Mesa.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D Land GamaguchiKun Gamaguchi-kun Moneybags

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガマネー
Portmanteau of「ガマ」(gama, toad) and English word "money" and/or「お金」(okane, money)
Chinese 钱包蛙 (Simplified)
錢包蛙 (Traditional)
Qiánbāo wā
Purse Frog
Dutch Coin Coffer -
French Crapognon From "crapaud" (toad) and "pognon" (cash)
German Krötsus From "kröte" (toad) and "krösus" (a rich person)
Italian Rospicciolo From "rospo" (toad) and "spicciolo" (low-value coin)
Korean 돈꺼비
Portmanteau of "돈" (don, money) and "두꺼비" (dukkeobi, toad)
Portuguese (NOA) Saporta-moedas From "sapo" (toad) and "porta-moedas" (coin purse)
Portuguese (NOE) Cospe Moedas Coin Spitter
Russian Кошелек
Spanish Monerrana From "moneda" (coin) or "monedero" (purse), and "rana" (frog)