Rusted Coin is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Rusted Coin

An old rusted copper coin.

Crushing the coin boosts item discovery.

Those who have lost their fortunes rely upon this superstitious practice, hoping to retrieve what was once theirs, and more.


Rusted Coin Usage

  • When grinding for Items specifically, you always want to use a Rusted Coin or a Rusted Gold Coin.
  • Increase Item Discovery by 50 points.
  • Their status effect's duration is 65s.
  • Their effect will immediately disappear upon entering a loading screen. Resting at a bonfire does not cancel the effect.
  • Held limit: 10
  • Reports that the coin can be refreshed upon sitting at the bonfire are incorrect. Coins from your storage simply top off your held inventory (up to 10 held at a time) each time one sits at a bonfire.



Rusted Coin Locations






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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2019 10:44  

      I needed this for my Killer Queen cosplay. A few people dc'd after I detonated their coin, which was hilarious. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a good JoJo meme

      • Anonymous

        07 May 2018 23:39  

        Anyone who reads this and realizes they killed patches, his ashes enable the Handmaid to sell them so don't worry. It happened to me...

        • 03 Mar 2018 11:00  

          If you break a rusted coin and use certain items immediately from your quick use menu, you make the particle affect and sound of the item happen. Items that work are: Regular and ashen estus, embers, dragon head stones, black separation crystals, way of white corona, black seperation crystal, cracked and regular red eye orb, popable regular souls, and boss souls. All of those except estus and souls don't even need you to be able to use the item for the effect, like you can make the ember effect and sound happen even when you are embered, and can use the black separation crystal effect in firelink shrine.
          This has no practical use to my knowledge, but may be cool to win a duel and ember for fun.

          • Anonymous

            10 Jan 2018 01:55  

            Unopened Mimics sleep for 30 seconds when hit with undead hunter charm, so when farming Symbol of Avarice you can use 1 rusted coin per 2 Undead Hunter Charms. Walk the entire mimic sides and front while hitting your A (use) button since you can't see the drop

            • 22 Oct 2017 22:48  

              If you break a rusted coin or rusted gold coin, then immediately drink estus, you get the estus particle effect before drinking the first one, like if you drink estus one after another. This doesn't serve any purpose to my knowledge.

              • Anonymous

                07 Oct 2017 05:07  

                call me OCD for this all you like, but I hate this and the Gold Coin. rust doesn't happen to goddamn copper OR gold *shakes fist like an impotent old-tymer*

                • Anonymous

                  25 Nov 2016 19:06  

                  Item Discovery Bug? For some reason when item discovery rises over 300 (348 for examble) enemies stop dropping items. Anyone else experienced something like this?

                  • Anonymous

                    Not working27 Jul 2016 16:45  

                    Im trying to farm medicans staff and when I use the coin my item discovery remains at 358. But its 358 even when i dont crush the coin. So why is it not working? Weird...

                    • Anonymous

                      Rusted Coins refresh10 May 2016 22:59  

                      Rusted Coins or any item will refresh if you are currently at full capacity for that item in your bag. If item is used and there are more in storage, that item will be refilled when sitting at the bonfire.

                      • Anonymous

                        Glitch?01 May 2016 08:51  

                        I used these for Mendichant's staff farming. I had 10 of these, and knowing I can buy more from Patches, I used them kinda excessively. After a while, I realized, their number haven't dropped at all. It stuck at 10. So I tried to use one again, kill the man-serpent summoner, then run as fast as I can back to bonfire. The number raised back from 9 to 10. Next, I tried using 2 at once, then rested at the bonfire immediately without killing any mob. It got to 10 again. Then to make sure of everything, I tried to use 1 and waited until the effect wear off, then rested again at the bonfire. Again, it got back to 10. This maybe-a-bug thing didn't work with gold rusted coin though. Maybe someone can test this to confirm? This could be an useful bug for item farming.

                        • Anonymous

                          Just a coincidence or??27 Apr 2016 22:42  

                          Probabily I'm wrong, sure I am.I've been farming Anor Londo's Knights for a while, and when I used the Rusted Coin + Discovery Items I was often summoned as Aldrich Loyal Spirit after few seconds.Usually I've waited much more time to be summoned,it is just a coincidence or anyone thinks that Luck could boost the chance of getting summoned by Aldrich/Farron/Sentinels?????

                          • Anonymous

                            These seem to stack26 Apr 2016 19:12  

                            Could be just utterly dumb luck. But I was farming Blood Grass and in about 40 or so minutes, I had five drops. Then I popped three of these and five of these at later point, too. Took me 4 more minutes for the last 5 pieces so I could get the sword. Could be just luck, but seems oddly specific.

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