- This article is about the Silver Coins that appear in Diddy Kong Racing. For the silver coins from Wario Land 4, see Coin (Wario Land 4). For the item referred to as a "silver coin" in Super Mario Bros. 3 guides, see Blue Coin. For the item from Super Mario World called Silver Coin in Japanese, see Gray Coin.
- Not to be confused with Coin (Diddy Kong Racing DS).
Artwork from Diddy Kong Racing DS
|First appearance||Diddy Kong Racing (1997)|
|Latest appearance||Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)|
|Effect||Collecting every one in a Silver Coin Challenge rewards a Golden Balloon|
In the original Nintendo 64 release, every course has a Silver Coin Challenge, where the objective is to collect eight Silver Coins and win in first place. Many of the Silver Coins are well hidden or located off-track. The player can only participate in a world's Silver Coin Challenges after winning against the world boss in a race, and every race course has their own minimum requirement of Golden Balloons needed to play the challenges. When the player's racer completes a Silver Coin Challenge, Taj awards them with a Golden Balloon. Completing the Silver Coin Challenge in all four courses of Dino Domain, Snowflake Mountain, Sherbet Island and Dragon Forest engages the player in a rematch against the world's boss to obtain a piece of the Wizpig Amulet, and obtaining all four pieces leads up to a race with Wizpig himself. In Future Fun Land, completing the Silver Coin Challenge, plus obtaining all four pieces of the T.T. Amulet, engages the player in one more race with Wizpig.
In Diddy Kong Racing DS, every Silver Coin Challenge has been replaced with Balloon Touch Challenges in Adventure Mode. The Silver Coin Challenges still exist in the single race mode, and can be purchased from Taj's Wishes Menu. Each track's Silver Coin Challenge must be unlocked by completing its respective Balloon Touch Challenge.