Green Coin

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This article is about the coin from the Super Mario series. For the coin from Wario Land 3, see colored coin.
Not to be confused with Frog Coin.
Green Coin
Green Coins in Super Mario 3D World
A green coin of circular shape with a line or star in the middle.

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)

Latest appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Green Coins[1][2] are a variety of Coins that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. They serve the same purpose as Red Coins, but these appear for less time, disappearing in three seconds. The timer resets when the next group of coins appears. Only five groups of three are collected. They always appear in groups of three together forming a clover shape. They rotate in the air, but the effect they have is the same as that of Red Coins, as collecting them all gives the player a power-up or 1-Up Mushroom. They are activated by moving through a Green Ring.

Green Coins reappear in Super Mario 3D World. This time, they resemble small Star Coins, and eight of them are produced whenever the player runs or jumps through a Green Ring. A Green Star appears once all eight coins are collected. They are also known as Green Star Coins[3] in the Prima Games guide.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 緑コイン[4]
Midori Koin
Gurīn Sutā Koin
Green Coin

Green Star Coin (Super Mario 3D World)
Spanish Moneda verde Green coin
German Grüne Münze Green Coin



  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 24.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (GreenCoin)
  3. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide. Page 17.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 217.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.