- This article is about the large coins worth 10 coins. For the large coins also known as Big Coins, see 20 Coin.
A 10-Coin from Super Mario Maker 2 (New Super Mario Bros. U style)
|First appearance||Yoshi's Safari (1993)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
|Effect||Awards the player 10 coins|
A 10-Coin (or 10 Coin), also referred to as a 10 Gold Coin and originally Big Coin, is a special kind of coin that is worth ten gold coins, as the name implies. It has made appearances throughout the Super Mario franchise.
Yoshi's Crafted World
10 Coins appear in Yoshi's Crafted World, having the same size as in the Super Mario games compared to regular coins. They depict Yoshi's head on one side (making them resemble Dragon Coins), and the number "10" on the other.
Rainbow coins that are worth ten regular coins appear in Hotel Mario.
Wario Land series
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, 10 Gold Coins look like normal coins, but instead of their usual "1" symbol, the kanji 「十」 (meaning 'ten') is stamped on them. They seldom appear after defeating certain enemies in a specific way and when they are collected, they make a unique noise.
Wario can produce these items from his inventory, which will cost him ten of his already collected coins, by pressing and "up" on the . The coin can then be thrown to defeat enemies. This technique is also necessary to open goal doors and complete the course.
Wario Land II
10 Gold Coins also appear in Wario Land II. They appear as golden coins with Wario's face stamped on them and they can be quickly distinguished from other coins by their enormous size. Wario's coin counter increases by ten when he picks one up, and they also make a unique sound when they are collected.
In Wario Land II, coins are used to pay minigames in order to find hidden treasures. Contrary to regular coins that can be found just along the road, 10 Gold Coins are usually stored in secret rooms or hardly accessible locations, to make it harder for the player to obtain them.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Coins that are worth ten regular coins appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, along with gold coins and Frog Coins. In this game they look just like regular coins, but are bigger than their normal counterparts. 10 Gold Coins sometimes appear after a larger enemy is bested.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
10 Coins appear as frequent collectables in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, starting with Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. They are referred to as Large Coins throughout the series' electronic manuals and in-game level editors. Aside from their size, Large Coins can be distinguished from their smaller counterparts by the stars imprinted on their faces. In Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Large Coins increase the score in a level by 500 points upon being collected, while in subsequent titles, including Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, and Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge, they are worth 1000 points instead. Like other items, Large Coins are picked up by the Minis as they walk. In Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, large coins are worth 5 coins instead of 10.
Mario & Luigi series
They also appear in the Mario & Luigi series starting from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, but instead, they are coins with a 10 on them. They are found in ? Blocks or around the overworld, and can be obtained from defeating certain enemies. They are slightly bigger than regular coins and they give the player ten coins when collected.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros. 2
10 Coins appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where they have almost the exact same design as those of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, though they are roughly twice as big as regular coins. They are one of the prizes found in Roulette Coin Blocks, and are used to distribute 10 coins, 30 coins, and 50 coins.
Super Mario Maker 2
10-Coins are available as a course element in Super Mario Maker 2. 30-Coin variants are introduced, and 50-Coin variants are also available. This time, 10-Coins are larger than in New Super Mario Bros. 2 and have a similar size to Star Coins.
Paper Mario series
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, 10 Coins often appear after clearing a stage.
Paper Mario: The Origami King
In Paper Mario: The Origami King, 10-Coins appear in various areas throughout the game, and also appear at the end of battles. They have a similar gilded cardboard aesthetic to single coins and have a larger size and higher-pitch chime, but are smaller and lower-pitch than 100-Coins.
Names in other languages
10 Gōrudo Koin
10 Gold Coin
|French||Pièce de 10||10 Coin|
|Italian||Monta grande (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
Moneta da 10
|Spanish||Moneda de 10||10 Coin|
- Hoffman, Chris. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 10.
- Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 9.
- Yoshi's Safari instruction booklet, page 17.
- Yoshi no Road Hunting instruction booklet, page 18.
- Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 7.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 200.
- Nintendo HK官方頻道 (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
- Nintendo Nederland (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. YouTube. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Italian e-manual, pag. 5