|This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For other uses of the term, see Coinage.|
This Technology allows gold mines to yield 10% more gold, making them last longer and also makes tributing free by eliminating tariffs. This technology also allows Villagers to mine gold 33% faster. Researching this technology costs 200 food and 100 gold.
It is available to all civilizations.
- Gold mining productivity yield +25%-
- Egyptians, Persians, Shang and Sumerians: Cannot research Coinage.
- Palmyrans: Cannot research Coinage.
- Gold mining productivity yield changed to +10%-
- All civilizations can now research Coinage.
"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."—Age of Empires manual
|Age of Empires|
|Tool Age||Woodworking · Stone Mining · Gold Mining · Domestication|
|Bronze Age||Artisanship · Wheel · Plow|
|Iron Age||Craftsmanship · Siegecraft · Coinage · Irrigation|