Coin pile

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Coin pile
Artwork of a coin pile in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Coin piles,[1] also known as Coin Stacks,[2] are items that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, although only on the title screen. Coin piles first appear as collectible items in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Coin piles are ordinary coins that are stacked up in piles that each have different quantities; the coins act as they normally do, giving an extra life for collecting 100 of them. Coin piles can be found in hidden areas of levels, such as the underground area of Really Rolling Hills. They are a very common item in the bonus level Coin Express, where they appear alongside coins, coin rings, and Gold Shells.

Coin piles reappear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports of the same name, acting as they did in Super Mario 3D World.

Coin piles appear in Super Mario Odyssey, acting as they did in Super Mario 3D World. Large numbers of coin piles, called Bound Coin Stacks,[3] can be found in certain hidden or secluded areas. After they have been collected, however, they will be replaced by smaller piles worth only 15 coins if Mario returns to the area. They can also come out of bushes, causing them to bounce along the ground in an erratic fashion, like Super Stars. Once they bounce into water, or if they bounce for too long, they disappear. These piles are worth 10 coins.

Coin piles also appear in Luigi's Mansion 3. They can be found in the Boutique of Hotel Shops, where Gooigi needs to flash the green light revealed behind the register with the Strobulb to reveal the pile of coins. As he collects them, a Mini Goob appears and signals more Mini Goobs to come. Coin piles also appear in other areas.

Coin piles appear in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, acting as they did in the Super Mario series.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Pila di monete[4]
Coin pile


  1. ^ Walsh, Doug, and Epstein, Joe. Super Mario Odyssey Prima Official Guide. Page 21. "Single coins go directly into Mario’s pocket. Multi-coin blocks can cough up to ten coins. Coin rolls also grant ten coins. Passing through a coin ring is worth three coins. The outlines of Regional Coins you’ve already retrieved are worth two coins; the outlines of retrieved Power Moons are worth five. With full health, picking up hearts grants five coins too. With coin piles, well, it all depends on the size of the pile!"
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World / Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker / Super Mario Odyssey internal filename (CoinStack)
  3. ^ Super Mario Odyssey internal filename (CoinStackBound)
  4. ^ Super Mario Odyssey PRIMA Guide, pag. 21