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Coin is a resource in Age of Empires III, obtained by various means. It is primarily used as a form of currency and replaces the resource gold from previous titles in the series.

Game information Edit

Coin can be found and acquired through a large number of ways, some depending on the civilization that a player chooses.

Mines Edit

Coin can be mined from four different types of deposits. These are Tin Mines, Copper Mines, Silver Mines, and Gold Mines. Tin mines have 1500 units of Coin, Silver and Copper mines have 2000 units of Coin, and Gold mines have 5000 units of Coin. To mine Coin, all a player must to do is task a villager (or any other resource gathering unit) on the mine and the unit will automatically mine from it. These rates can be improved with Market upgrades and Home City shipments.

Whaling Edit

Players can fund their military efforts by assigning Fishing Boats to gather Coin from various animals of the sea such as Humpback Whales, Beluga, and Minke Whales. Each spot can supply an infinite amount of Coin, but only four fishing ships can gather from a single spot at a time. Whaling is slower than mining gold, copper, and silver but is recommended for a late game supply of gold when all of the mines in the area are depleted. Gather rates can be improved from HomeCity shipments and via Dock upgrades.

Buildings Edit

There are a couple buildings that can be used to generate Coin.

All nations will be able to produce Coin through either Rice Paddies (Asian civilizations) or Plantations (European Nations and Native Americans). These buildings have upgrades which make for faster gather rates and there are also Cards the can be sent from the Home City to improve the gather rates.

Banks are buildings that are unique to the Dutch nation. There is a limit to the number of Banks that the Dutch can build. Home City cards allow for cheaper Banks, better Bank generation rates, and a higher Bank limit. The Japanese are also able to build a single bank. To do this, the player must ally with the Dutch through the Consulate and pay 400 Export to receive a Bank Wagon that can be turned into a Bank. This Bank will not be able to be upgraded and no more can be built.

Factories can be built by all European civilizations as well as  some other civilizations, such as the Chinese and Indians (campaign only). European nations can build up to two Factories that can be improved with research-able technology at the Factory. For the Chinese or the Indians to receive a factory, the player must ally with the Russians at the Consulate. India can't ally with Russia outside of the campaign however. For 800 Export, the player can send a Factory to their Home City Shipment Point.

The Capitol building does not produce Coin, however this building (for European civilizations, Town Center for Expansion Pack civilizations) can be used to research Excessive Taxation, which will increase gather rates for Coin production and provide a +2 limit to Banks for the Dutch.

Shrines can be built by Japanese civilizations that can be configured to automatically produce Coin. The generation rates can be increased through a few Home City Cards as well as by building the Toshogu Shrine.

Wonders such as the Toshogu Shrine and the Porcelain Tower will also automatically produce resources. The Toshugu Shrine will boost the rates of other Shrines as well as act as a powerful shrine itself. These resources will be deposited directly into the players stockpile. The Porcelain Tower will produce resources in increments of 300 which will be represented as crates spawning around the base of the structure. Both can be configured to generate Coin

Trade Edit

Trade is another way to acquire Coin. Players can sell Wood or Food in exchange for Coin. Advanced Markets card can be sent from the Home City to improve the exchange rates between resources.

Treasures Edit

The player can also get Coin from finding Treasures. Treasures can award units, XP, Bonuses, Food, Wood, and Coin.

Allies Edit

Last but not least, the player can get Coin from friendly players. Demands can be sent to Computer Players for instant payments of Coin or for many amounts over time. In multiplayer, players can also ask teammates for some spare Gold if they have run out.

Other methods Edit

Building Trading Posts (Age of Empires III) is another way to obtain Coin, and produce around 100 units in a selected resource for free each time a Travois, Carriage or Train makes a full loop around a trade route. Age of Empires III also offers the option of Home City shipments as a means to get extra Coin. Once selected, Coin arrives in the form of Chests to the Shipment Point which by default is Town Center. Villagers must work on them to unpack them to the coin supply.
Every Civilization can send 300 Coin infinitely at Discovery Age.
Every Civilization may send 600 Coin to 700 Coin at Colonial Age.
Ottomans also share with allied players TEAM 600 Coin at Industrial Age.
Every Civilization except the Spanish may send 1000 Coin at Fortress Age.
Ottomans again also share with allied players TEAM 1000 Coin at Industrial Age.
The Portuguese and Russians may send 1600 Coin at Industrial Age.
The Ottomans may send and share TEAM Silk Road which increases all food, wood and coin containers from 100 to 130.

Gather Rates table Edit

The initial gathering rates.

Method Initial Rate
Mine (Tin, Silver, Copper, Gold) 35 Coin per minute per villager
Whale (Humpback, Beluga, Minke) 30 Coin per minute per boat
Plantation 25 Coin per minute per villager

(10 maximum, 250 Coin/min)

Banks 165 Coin per minute
Factory 330 Coin per minute

Home City Shipments tableEdit

Icon Name Effect Home City Level Age

Infinite gold

300 Coin

Ships 300 Coin
-Can be sent Infinite times

0

Ages discovery

Coin chest

600 Coin

Ships 600 Coin
-Germans also ship 2 Uhlans
-not available for Aztec

0

Ages colonial

Team chests of coin

TEAM 600 Coin

Ships 600 Coin
-Ottomans and Aztec only

10

Ages colonial

Infinite gold

600 Coin

Ships 600 Coin
-Can be sent Infinite times
-Aztec only

10

Ages colonial

Coin chest

700 Coin

Ships 700 Coin
-Germans also ship 2 Uhlans
-not available for Aztec

10

Ages colonial

Infinite gold

800 Coin

Ships 800 Coin
-Can be sent Infinite times
-Aztec only

10

Ages fortress

Coin chest

1000 Coin

Ships 1000 Coin
-Germans also ship 3 Uhlans
-Not available for Spanish or Aztec

10

Ages fortress

Team chests of coin

TEAM 1000 Coin

Ships 1000 Coin
-Ottomans and Aztec only

25

Ages industrial

Infinite gold

1000 Coin

Ships 1000 Coin
-Can be sent Infinite times
-Aztec only

25

Ages industrial

Coin chest

1600 Coin

Ships 1600 Coin
-Portuguese and Russians only

25

Ages industrial

Silk road

TEAM Silk Road

Chests contain 30% more Coin from now on.
-Ottomans only
-Also affects Coin shipments of allies

25

Ages colonial

Cheats to obtain CoinEdit

  • Age of Empires III: Give me liberty or give me coin + 10000 Coin

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