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Gold is the primary currency of Stardew Valley. The amount of gold a player has is displayed at the top right, directly under the time. All players start with 500g. Via Inventory menu, the player is able to see his total earnings right under another display of his current funds.
In Stardew Valley, there are a number of ways to earn gold. First, the player may acquire items to sell, through farming, fishing, combat, etc. After this, the player can either sell their items at a shop that corresponds with the item that he/she is selling (for example, edibles can be sold at Pierre's General Store), which allows for the funds to be immediately added to the player's balance. If the player does not wish to travel to a store to sell their items, due to time constraints or other reasons, they can instead deposit the item in the shipping box outside of their house. This will deliver the funds to them overnight, and display a screen that lists the value of all items the player deposited.
Alternatively to selling items, the player may complete quests. These "quests" either are issued by the message board outside of Pierre's, or delivered directly to the player's mailbox. Quests include acquiring items, giving items to NPC Villagers as gifts, slaying monsters, talking to villagers, or a combination the above. Upon completion of the quest, the player immediately gains the reward of gold added to their balance.
Finally, the character will occasionally receive money in the mail from their mother, along with a message.
There are 5 Achievements directly related to earning gold.
|Greenhorn||Earn 15,000g||Good Ol' Cap|
|Cowpoke||Earn 50,000g||Lucky Bow|
|Homesteader||Earn 250,000g||Cool Cap|
|Millionaire||Earn 1,000,000g||Bowler Hat|
|Legend||Earn 10,000,000g (Secret Achievement)||Sombrero|