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Not to be confused with Gold Ore or Gold Bars.

Gold Gold.png is the primary currency of Stardew Valley. The amount of gold a player has is displayed at the top right of the screen, directly below the time. All players start with Gold.png500g. "Total Earnings" and "Current Funds" can be viewed at any time on the Inventory screen of the pause menu.

All shops other than those that are part of the Stardew Valley Fair and the Casino, will accept Gold as payment for their goods.

Earning Gold

The primary method of earning gold is to collect items by farming, fishing, foraging, mining, or engaging in combat, then selling the items by placing them in the shipping box on the farm. Gold is earned after the player goes to sleep for the night, and the amounts for each item are displayed on a summary screen.

Alternatively, items can be sold to various merchants throughout Stardew Valley, and gold can be collected immediately. Each merchant will purchase only specific items that correspond to the type of items they sell: Pierre's General Store buys edibles, the Fish Shop buys Fish, the Blacksmith buys metal ores and gems, etc.

The player may also complete quests to earn gold. Quests are either posted on the "Help Wanted" board outside of Pierre's General Store, or delivered directly to the player's mailbox on the farm. Quests involve acquiring/delivering items, slaying monsters, or catching fish. Upon completion of a quest, the player may earn gold by opening the Journal, selecting the completed quest, and clicking on the reward icon.

The player will also receive gold in the mail. The player's mother or father will send money after the player earns specific amounts of gold, Pierre will randomly send 'Cash-back Rewards Program' rebates, and Lewis will randomly send gold from the 'Stardew Valley Agricultural Fund' for being a member of the community.


There are 5 Achievements directly related to earning gold.

Steam Icon In-Game Icon Achievement Description Unlocks
Achievement Greenhorn.jpg
Achievement Star 01.png
Greenhorn Earn Gold.png15,000g
Good Ol' Cap.png
Good Ol' Cap
Achievement Cowpoke.jpg
Achievement Star 02.png
Cowpoke Earn Gold.png50,000g
Lucky Bow.png
Lucky Bow
Achievement Homesteader.jpg
Achievement Star 03.png
Homesteader Earn Gold.png250,000g
Cool Cap.png
Cool Cap
Achievement Millionaire.jpg
Achievement Star 04.png
Millionaire Earn Gold.png1,000,000g
Bowler Hat.png
Bowler Hat
Achievement Legend.jpg
Achievement Star 03.png
Legend Earn Gold.png10,000,000g (Secret Achievement)


Whenever an item whose sell price is greater than Gold.png500g is taken into inventory, the popup box on the lower left of the screen will be shaded purple.

Items over 500g.png


  • There are 8 digits available to display current funds on the display at the upper right of the screen. If the player accumulates Gold.png100,000,000g or more in current funds, the display will "roll over" and subtract Gold.png100,000,001g from the total shown. The full amount of gold is still available for the player to spend, however.
  • Upon earning Gold.png27,000g the player will receive a letter in the mail from the Stardew Valley Tribune:
“Greetings, <player name>.
It is our pleasure to inform you that your farm will be featured in next week's "up & coming" column of the Stardew Valley Tribune! Congratulations. We're impressed with your quick progress.