If you are searching for the big floating silver coins that appear above certain NPCs when they die, you should look here.
Types of coinsEdit
Although all types of coins can be used in trading, there are technically three types of coins in the mod, all three of which are exchangeable when speaking to a trader.
The one coin 1 () is the lowest form of denomination in the mod, and is a shade of light gray. It's worth exactly one silver coin, and is the one that's most often obtained by looting structures and killing NPC's. It is also the only denomination that can be obtained by crafting. Before Public Beta 22, all the coins in the mod were of this denomination, and this could lead to pouches getting stuffed very quickly.
The ten coin 10 () is the intermediate form of denomination and is white in colour. It is worth ten of the smaller coins. It can occasionally be obtained as a reward from mini-quests.
One hundred coinEdit
The one hundred coin 100 () is the most valuable form of denomination, and is worth 100 small coins. Unlike all the other coins, it's a more yellow colour, suggesting it's made out of gold, although it cannot be crafted.
Obtaining coins Edit
Coins can be obtained in a number of ways:
The simplest way to get silver coins is simply to make them yourself. Mine silver ore from the ground, smelt it into ingots, craft the ingots into nuggets and then into silver coins. This method originally produced only 2.25 () per silver ore, but as of Public Beta 24, this value has been changed to 1 () per silver nugget, or 9 () per silver ore.
Of course, you can also earn coins from trading. Selling items to any of the traders or travelling merchants in Middle-earth will earn you coins - however, you may need a certain alignment level to trade with a certain trader. Different traders also buy different items, which can be seen in their inventory screen.
If you manage to obtain 1000 (10 x ) in a single trade, you'll earn yourself the achievement "Filthy Rich". The recommended way of getting this achievement is to trade a lot of gold to a blacksmith of Gondor or Rohan. Dwarven merchants occasionally buy gold as well. To get the achievement, you'll need to make sure to sell all of the same item to the trader, i.e. making 1000 coins by selling a mixture of gold and bronze to a blacksmith won't work.
Chests in many structures have a chance to contain a number of silver coins.
Several humanoid NPCs also have a chance to drop coins as a semi-rare drop along with their usual drops. The amount can vary. The NPC's that drop the most silver coins are bandits 12-28 ( to ), so heading to a biome where bandits are frequent can be a good way to make money – provided that you see the bandits before they take your stuff!
As of Public Beta 22, it is possible to exchange silver coins for more valuable coins, once you've accumulated ten or more. In order to do this, speak to any items trader, select "Exchange Coins", and put the coins you want to exchange in the middle slot. You will then be able to exchange one type of coin to the equivalent value of another type of coin. Since Public Beta 29 you first have to click on the left or right arrow of the GUI in order to get your coins changed.
Fractions of coins cannot be obtained from an exchange, therefore, you must have at least 10 smaller coins to change them into a bigger coin. When you change bigger coins to smaller ones, you can only change a maximum of 6 at once, because 7 would leave you with 70 smaller coins, which is more than a full stack (64). In both cases, what is left from the exchange stays in the middle slot.
- The anglo-saxon feoh-rune ᚠ (= letter F) means "wealth". Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.
|“|| ᚠ Wealth is a comfort to all men;|
yet must every man bestow it freely,
if he wish to gain honour in the sight of the Lord.