Though gil is virtually never seen in-game normally, it is often visible when using the Gil Toss command. In Final Fantasy X, gil comes in several colors (and presumably metals), and each bears an image on one side and the value of the coin on the other. It is unknown if "gil bills" are ever used in any Final Fantasy game. In Final Fantasy VI, gil appears as silver coins with a hole through them. This suggests that gil is loosely based on the Japanese mon (文), which have holes through the coin so they may be carried on a string. In some other cases, the currency is akin to the real world Japanese yen.
In most Final Fantasy games, gil is won by defeating enemies. There are exceptions, however. In Final Fantasy VIII, the player earns a regular salary based on their SeeD ranking. In Final Fantasy XII, monsters do not give gil but instead drop loot which can be sold. In some games, gil can also be stolen from monsters. Otherwise, gil is very often found in treasure chests and awarded for subquests. Some games offer the player the chance to win more gil from battles by using certain Accessories or abilities, and some penalize the player an amount of gil for fleeing from battle.
Naturally, in games where monsters leave gil, stronger monsters usually leave more. The reverse applies for games that penalize the player for fleeing - the stronger the monsters they are fleeing from, the more gil they will lose.
Gil appears to be a metric currency, measured in base ten, but its exact value appears to fluctuate between games. For example, in Final Fantasy VI, a Potion costs 250 gil, but only 100 in Final Fantasy VII. This is also shown when selling goods, such as Ethers being sold for 1500 gil in Final Fantasy VII, but only 1000 gil in Final Fantasy IX. Generally, items sell for half their original sale price. Some items, such as Elixirs, have very low sale prices, usually only 1 gil, meant to discourage the player from selling such rare items. The value of items between individual shops and towns is universal for most games, and items do not change in pricing depending on where the player shops.
Gil also has other uses. The most common of these is the Gil Toss ability, which allows the player to damage enemies by throwing money at them. Gil Toss often does great damage, but at the obvious drawback of costing a great deal of gil. In Final Fantasy X, gil can be used to bribe monsters to leave the battle. In Final Fantasy XII, the Turtleshell Choker Accessory allows the equipped party member to cast spells using gil instead of MP.
In Final Fantasy VII, gil and GP are treated as separate currencies. At the Gold Saucer amusement park, GP is used to pay for many attractions, while others charge gil. GP is also used to buy items from the park. GP cannot be bought, but a man randomly appears outside the park who sells the player GP for 100 gil apiece. Otherwise, GP can only be acquired by winning the Saucer's minigames.
Gil makes an appearance in another title from SquareEnix, Gyromancer.
|Also called?||Gp, gold pieces, gold, gold coins, money, cash, coins.|
|Approximate value||1 coins|
Coins (also known as gold, gold pieces, or gp) are the most common form of currency in RuneScape. They can be used to represent the value of virtually every single item in the game, as well as various services offered throughout. They are the most often traded item; players prefer to trade their services or items in exchange for coins more than any other item. When the number of coins in a single stack exceeds 99 999, then the examine text reads "____ x Coins", where the blank is the exact number of coins in the stack.While if there is less than that the examine text reads "Lovely Money!".
In RuneScape, coins appear as small gold coins, also noted by some people that they look like nuggets, roughly cylindrical, and are stackable. In Grim Tales, it was revealed that coins have more intricate designs imprinted on their faces, although they usually appear small, making it difficult for players to notice it.
According to Saradomin, coins are minted by the Fief. He doesn't give more detail as to who or what the Fief is, but judging from the meaning of "Fief" it is likely to be one of the human kingdoms (i.e. Misthalin).
Not surprisingly, alchemy spells cannot be cast on coins. If a player attempts it, a message will inform the player that Coins are already made of gold.... You can, however, turn other gold items (such as gold ore and gold bars) into coins using alchemy spells.
When you kill an NPC that drops coins and you kill another one in the same spot and it too drops coins, the coins stack.
Beside coins, players commonly refer to the RuneScape currency as gold, gold pieces, gp, cash, or money.
One thousand coins (1,000) is usually called 1k. Similar to the metric system, the "k" stands for "kilo," which is Greek for "thousand." On German-language servers, the symbol for "k" is changed to "T", since "Tausend" is German for thousand.
One million (1,000,000) coins is usually called 1M or 1mil. Both can be made into larger numbers, such as 300k meaning 300,000 coins.
One billion coins is referred to as 1bil or 1B. No player can hold more than 2,147,483,647 coins.
A stack of gold has a small, coloured text on the upper-left hand corner of the stack. With larger stacks of money—as with all stackable items—both the colour of the text and the stack's examine text change depending on the amount of gold in the stack.
|1||99,999||Yellow||None||1||99,999 displayed as "99999"|
|100,000||9,999,999||White||K||1,000||9,999,999 displayed as "9999K"|
|10,000,000||2,147,483,647||Green||M||1,000,000||999,999,999 displayed as "999M"|
2,147,483,647 (or 231-1) is the highest number that it is possible to store in a 32-bit signed integer in the Java programming language. If a player attempts to withdraw or pick up coins while carrying the maximum amount of coins, it is stated that there is not enough inventory space. If a player reaches the maximum amount of coins, he or she can store extra money either in items or within the Grand Exchange by placing an offer, canceling the offer, and leaving the coins in the collection box. Each Grand Exchange slot can also hold 2,147,483,647 coins. To avoid using up Grand Exchange slots, extra money can also be spent in the purchase of items that are expected to not go down in price (such as items that are held up by a high alchemy value). A perfect item to buy to store extra money are Spirit Shards - they can be easily mass bought and sold for a flat rate of 25 gp. Considering the same limit applies to Spirit Shards, you can store 53,687,091,175 coins, and if you buy Spirit shards packs, you can store up to 268,435,455,875,000 coins!
Alternate terms for coins are occasionally used by NPCs in mainstream RuneScape. Examples of these include the following:
Some players used to purchase RuneScape coins in exchange for real-world money using sites such as eBay. Although players could potentially gain monetary value within RuneScape by such means, this method is forbidden by Jagex: Rule 12 of the RuneScape website forbids the trading of RuneScape items for items or services outside of RuneScape. Doing so can result in a permanent ban with no second chances.
Within RuneScape, there is a safe trading system that ensures both sides fulfil their end of the deal. Trading outside of RuneScape, however, increases the likelihood of another party stealing your real-world money and not fulfilling the terms of the trade. Players who fall victim to this have no remorse from Jagex, and indeed will probably be banned if they admit to having participated in such practices.
With the trade limits imposed with the Unbalanced trade update and other game changes like the restriction of player killing to a small area in a few worlds, Jagex made it extremely hard, if not impossible, to trade RuneScape gold for real-world money and has made it very difficult for gold sellers to function.
Agility arena tickets • Archery tickets • Castle wars tickets • Coins • Costume points • Ecto-tokens • Fist of Guthix tokens • Kudos • Paramaya tickets • Pieces of Eight • Pizazz points • Penguin points • Runecrafting guild tokens • Slayer reward points • Tokkul • Trading sticks • Void Knight Commendation Points • Warrior guild tokens • Zeal points