Gray Coin

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This article is about the coin from Super Mario World. For the coin from Wario Land 3, see colored coin.
Gray Coin
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A Gray Coin from Super Mario World
A gray-colored coin.

First appearance

Super Mario World (1990)

Effect on player

Replaces enemies when a Gray P Switch is hit

Gray Coins[1][2] are coins that appear in Super Mario World. Pressing a Gray P Switch turns all enemies into Gray Coins for a limited time. However, Gray Coins work differently from standard coins in this game; if enough are collected, they give extra lives, similar to jumping on numerous enemies in succession. In certain levels, a trick involving hordes of enemies and a Gray P Switch can be executed to earn dozens of extra lives. This goes in order with collecting Gray Coins:

  • 400 - 1 Gray Coin
  • 800 - 2 Gray Coins
  • 1000 - 3 Gray Coins
  • 2000 - 4 Gray Coins
  • 4000 - 5 Gray Coins
  • 8000 - 6 Gray Coins
  • 1UP - 7 Gray Coins
  • 2UP - 8 Gray Coins
  • 3UP - 9 Gray Coins or more

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シルバーコイン[3]
Shirubā Koin
Silver Coin


  1. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Pages 89, 108 & 153.
  2. Stratton, Bryan. (2002) Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 16.
  3. Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 60.