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A Gold Ingot
3 pieces of Gold Ore
A Gold Ore Vein
Some coins and coinpurses

Gold is the standard currency of Tamriel. Although officially the coins are called Septims, gold is the name used in your inventory and many other places. Gold is also a metal that can be mined, smelted, and forged into jewelry. Gold ore and ingots cannot be directly minted to convert them into currency, however, many merchants (Blacksmiths, Jewelers, and General Goods merchants) will buy them from you.

Contents

[edit] Currency

Name ID Weight Value Notes
SR-item-Gold-heads.png Gold 0000000f 0 1 An individual coin.
SR-icon-misc-Coin Purse Small.png Coin Purse 000d790c 0 0 A small coin purse. Picking one up gives you 6-23 gold.
SR-icon-misc-Coin Purse Medium.png Coin Purse 000d8e7f 0 0 A medium-sized coin purse. Picking one up gives you 12-37 gold.
SR-icon-misc-Coin Purse Large.png Coin Purse 000d8e80 0 0 A large coin purse. Picking one up gives you 23-56 gold.
Pile of GoldDB xx018486
xx018488
A pile of coins. Activating one gives you 80-120 gold.


  • SR-achievement-Golden Touch.png Golden Touch (30 points/Silver) — Have 100,000 gold
“The empire is law
The law is sacred”
“Praise be Akatosh
and all the divines

[edit] Mining Overview

Name ID Weight Value
SR-icon-ore-Gold Ore.png Gold Ore 0005acde 1 50
SR-icon-ingot-Gold Ingot.png Gold Ingot 0005ad9e 1 100
  • 3 Gold Ores are obtained by mining Gold Ore Veins. They cannot be purchased.
  • 1 Gold Ingot is obtained by smelting 2 Gold Ores. They cannot be purchased.
  • Gold Smithing to create jewelry is possible from the start of the game, without unlocking any Smithing perks.

[edit] Mineral Sources

In addition to the following guaranteed sources, gold ore may be randomly found in Falmer loot starting at level 10. In addition, gold ore can be created by transmuting Silver Ore.

There are a total of 78 veins, 23 ores, and 48 ingots at guaranteed locations. Many individual veins are scattered outside across Tamriel. Only notable locations are included in the following list, in particular places where multiple veins are located near each other and interior areas containing veins. The Gold Veins category contains a more complete list of places containing single veins, and all exterior ore veins are shown on (map).

Region Location Veins Ores Ingots Details
The Reach Kolskeggr Mine 17 3 4
The Pale Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon 11 Shrine cannot be entered until the end of the quest Pieces of the Past
The Pale Forsaken Cave 7
Winterhold Wreck of the Winter War 6 Located 1170 ft NE of the shipwreck, near the skill book Beggar (map)
Winterhold Pilgrim's Trench 6 Only appears after dealing with Velehk Sain. Located 490 ft SE of the trench, near a Shrine of Talos (map)
Hjaalmarch Labyrinthian 2 6 1
Winterhold Blackreach 3 1
The Pale Raldbthar 5 2
Whiterun Hold Darkshade 4
The Rift Lost Prospect Mine 3
The Reach Bthardamz 3
The Rift Shor's Watchtower 4 Only appears after Compelling Tribute for the Imperials.[verification needed] Located in a chest centered 410 ft NNW of the tower (map)
Eastmarch Sacellum of Boethiah 2 Located 300 ft SSW of the Sacellum (map)
Winterhold Septimus Signus's Outpost 2 Located 730 ft NE of the outpost (map)
Falkreath Hold Fort Neugrad 2 Located 320 ft ENE of the fort, across the lake (map)
Falkreath Hold Pinewatch 1 2
Winterhold Alftand 3
The Rift Forelhost 1 1
Falkreath Hold Bloated Man's Grotto 1
Falkreath Hold Moss Mother Cavern 1
Winterhold Saarthal 1
Eastmarch Ansilvund 1
Falkreath Hold Greywater Grotto 1
Eastmarch Lost Knife Hideout 1

[edit] Gold Smithing

Gold items can be forged from the start of the game, without the need to unlock any Smithing perks. The gemstones not listed here can instead be used to create Silver jewelry.

Name (ID) Weight Value Rating Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Gold Ingot.png Gold Gem Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldRing.png Gold Ring (×2)
(0001cf2b)
0.25 75 0 1 -0.5 50 0.50 1.50
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldSapphireRing.png Gold Sapphire Ring
(000877cb)
0.25 500 0 1 SR-icon-misc-Sapphire.png Sapphire -0.85 0 0.23 1.00
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldEmeraldRing.png Gold Emerald Ring
(000877ca)
0.25 700 0 1 SR-icon-misc-Emerald.png Emerald -0.85 0 0.23 1.00
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldDiamondRing.png Gold Diamond Ring
(000877c9)
0.25 900 0 1 SR-icon-misc-Diamond.png Diamond -0.85 0 0.23 1.00
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldNecklace.png Gold Necklace
(000877d5)
0.5 120 0 1 -0.5 20 0.50 1.20
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldJeweledNecklace.png Gold Jeweled Necklace
(00087835)
0.5 485 0 1 SR-icon-misc-FlawlessAmethyst.png Flawless Amethyst ×2 -0.7 25 0.42 1.05
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldRubyNecklace.png Gold Ruby Necklace
(000877dc)
0.5 550 0 1 SR-icon-misc-FlawlessRuby.png Flawless Ruby -0.6 100 0.45 1.22
SR-icon-jewelry-GoldDiamondNecklace.png Gold Diamond Necklace
(000877f1)
0.5 1200 0 1 SR-icon-misc-FlawlessDiamond.png Flawless Diamond -0.6 100 0.45 1.09

[edit] Notes

  • Septims can't be dropped. However, they can be stored in containers.
  • 1 Gold Ore is needed for the quest Ringmaker.
  • Gold Ore can be sold to Pavo Attius for the quest Mine Ore.
  • 1 Gold Ingot is needed at Workbenches to improve Konahrik.
  • Ore veins (all types) sometimes do not respawn normally. See Mining (Bugs) and elsewhere on that article and its talk page.
  • Before the reign of the Septim Dinasty, gold coins were called "drakes" [1].

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