10 Gold Coin

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The 10 Gold Coin[1], also known as the 10 Coin[2], is a special kind of coin that is worth ten gold coins as the name implies. It has made appearances in both Mario and Wario Land games.


Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Wario holding up a 10 Gold Coin in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.

10 Gold Coins debuted in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. In the game, they look like normal coins, but instead of their usual "1" symbol, a cross (or 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 B Button and "up" on the +Control Pad. The coin can then be thrown to defeat enemies. This technique is also necessary to open goal doors and completing the Level.

Wario Land II[edit]

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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[edit]


Coins that are worth ten regular coins first appeared in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, along with regular 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[edit]

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Special coins that are worth 10 normal Coins, referred to as Large Coins,[3] appear as frequent collectables in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, starting with Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Aside from its size, a Large Coin can be distinguished from its smaller counterparts by the star imprinted on each of its faces. Only in March of the Minis, Large Coins increase the score in a level with 500 points upon being collected; however, in subsequent titles, including Mario vs. Donkey Kong: March of the Minis and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, they are worth 1000 points instead. Large Coins are picked up by the Minis as they walk.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]


They also appear in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, but instead they are coins with a 10 on them. They are found in ? Blocks and also in the chasm in Thwomp Caverns. They are slightly bigger than regular coins and they give the player ten coins when collected.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Mario collecting 10 Gold Coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

10 Gold Coins appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where they have almost the exact same design as those of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They are found in Roulette Blocks that produce coins. They are used to distribute 10 coins, 30 coins, and 50 coins.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 10ゴールドコイン[4]
10 Gōrudo Koin
10 Koin
10 Gold Coin

10 Coin


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 9.
  2. ^ Hoffman, Chris. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 10.
  3. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars level editor name
  4. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 7.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 200.