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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For other uses of the term, see Coinage.

Coinage is a technology in Age of Empires that can be researched at the Market once the Iron Age is reached.

Gameplay[]

This technology allows gold mines to yield 25% more gold, making them last longer and also makes tributing free by eliminating tariffs. This technology also allows gold miners to work 33% faster and carry +3 gold (+4 for Egyptians). Researching this technology costs 200 food, 100 gold.

It is available to all civilizations since the Definitive Edition.

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]

  • Palmyrans AoE Palmyrans: Researching Coinage is 30% faster.

Changelog[]

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Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Gold mining productivity yield changed to +10%. With update 38862, it is increased to +25% again.
  • All civilizations can now research Coinage.

History[]

The first true coins were minted in ancient Lydia, now part of modern Turkey.  These first coins were made from electrum, a naturally ocurring malleable alloy of gold and silver.  Coins, and money in general, proved an important facilitator of trade and economic progress.  Money acted as a storehouse of value, a medium of exchange, and a standard of value, as it continues to do today.  Following the conquest of the Persian Empire, the concept of coinage was adopted by the Greeks and spread by them throughout the Hellenistic world.
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