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. For the Silver Coin from Wario Land 4, see Coin (Wario Land 4).
Not to be confused with Silver Coin.
Gray Coin
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A Gray Coin from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003)
Effect Replaces enemies when a Gray P Switch is hit

Gray Coins,[1][2] also described as silver coins,[3] are coins that appear in Super Mario World. Pressing a Gray P Switch turns some types of enemies into Gray Coins for a limited time. Lakitus do not turn into Gray Coins, but their Spiny Eggs do. 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. The switch can also be renewed through a glitch involving Yoshi. This goes in order with collecting Gray Coins:

  • 400 points – 1 Gray Coin
  • 800 points – 2 Gray Coins
  • 1,000 points – 3 Gray Coins
  • 2,000 points – 4 Gray Coins
  • 4,000 points – 5 Gray Coins
  • 8,000 points – 6 Gray Coins
  • 1UP – 7 Gray Coins
  • 2UP – 8 Gray Coins
  • 3UP – 9 Gray Coins or more

Gray Coins appear in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour in the Coin Shoot mode. They are worth 40 coins when the ball is close to them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シルバーコイン[4]
Shirubā Koin
Silver Coin
Italian Moneta d'argento[5] Silver coin


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Pages 89, 108 & 153.
  2. ^ Stratton, Bryan. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2–Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 16.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.4, page 13.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 60.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 60