|“||Dutch building that produces Coin.||”|
With the unique ability to produce infinite coin at a startling rate, Banks allow the Dutch to focus their Settlers on collecting food and wood, use Markets to their advantage and buy up large amounts of resources if a quick age jump is needed, and hire endless streams of mercenaries more easily than other civilizations (via the Saloon or infinite shipments of Carib Blowgunners, Fusiliers and Privateers).
The total coin production with eleven Banks and "Tulip Speculation" is 36.3 coin per second, or 2,178 coin per minute on top of normal means of coin production. Combined with both Factories set to produce coin with Steam Power, the total coin per second becomes 50.6, or 3,036 per minute without Settlers.
- The Japanese can build one (and only one) Bank by allying with the Dutch at the Consulate (requires a level 25 Home City), which provides the Bank Wagon shipment that ships the namesake to build a Bank for free.
- The United States can build one Bank with a Bank Wagon sent through the "Dutch Immigrants" Home City Card. If the Bank Wagon or the Bank it was built with were destroyed, the Bank Wagon can be retrained at the State Capitol for 350 food and 350 wood.
As Banks are unique to the Dutch, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Sight||Gas Lighting (+4)|
|Construction cost|| Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)|
Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
|Other|| Coffee Trade (+2 build limit)|
Excessive Taxation (+2 build limit)
Home City Cards
As Banks are unique to the Dutch, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Bank|
Age of Empires III
- Banks have a build limit of 4.
- Banks have a build bounty of 70 XP and a destroy bounty of 140 XP.
- "Tulip Speculation" increases Banks' coin generation rate by 15%.
- Banks now have a build limit of 5.
- Banks now have a build bounty of 140 XP and a destroy bounty of 280 XP.
- "Tulip Speculation" now increases Banks' coin generation rate by 20%.
- South Africa introduced.
|“||The seventeenth century saw the founding of the Wisselbank of Amsterdam. This financial institution rapidly became the wealthiest and most powerful bank in existence. They were the first to accept and actively promote the exchange of checks, and the government passed laws stating that large transactions between two parties had to be brokered by the Wisselbank. The successes of the Dutch East India Company kept Dutch coffers full and flowing, and the Dutch economy soared.|
Trade in tulips, iconically Dutch flowers, rose dramatically in the middle of the seventeenth century and crashed even more dramatically. A single tulip bulb at the height of the craze could purchase an entire estate. These bulbs were bought and sold on paper. This, with the practices of the Wisselbank of Amsterdam, put Holland on the cutting edge of finance. As prices skyrocketed, some people seeking to lock in their profits sold off their tulips at lower than peak prices, sending a ripple of fear through the market that grew to widespread panic as everyone began to realize these tulips, while beautiful, were just bulbs, cousins of the onion, and not worth a house, a life savings or even carriage with a pair of matched gray horses.
|Buildings in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|Arsenal · Artillery Foundry · Barracks · Capitol · Church · Dock · Estate (Plantation) · Factory · Field Hospital · Fort · House · Livestock Pen · Market · Mill · Outpost · Stable · Town Center · Trading Post · Wall|
|Community Plaza (Fire Pit) · Corral · Farm · Native Embassy · Saloon · War Hut|
|Haudenosaunee||Longhouse · Siege Workshop|
|The Asian Dynasties|
|Consulate · Castle · Monastery · Rice Paddy · Wonders|
|Chinese||Village · War Academy|
|Indians||Caravanserai · Sacred Field|
|Japanese||Dojo · Shrine|
|Tavern · Tribal Marketplace|
|Incas||Kallanka · Kancha House · Stronghold · Tambo|
|United States||Meeting House · Saloon · State Capitol|
|The African Royals|
|Field · Granary · Hut · Livestock Market · Palace · Port · War Camp · Watch Tower|