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The Red Coin is an item in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.

They are mainly used for Red Coin Missions and Health Restoration.

Each Red Coin is worth 2 normal Coins and restore two units of Mario's health when collected.

Red Coin Missions

Red Coins appear in every course, usually they are in a fashion of collecting eight of them.

The missions are usually the fourth or fifth Star in each world.

Levels Missions
Bob-omb Battlefield Find the 8 Red Coins
Whomp's Fortress Red Coins on the Floating Isle
Jolly Roger Bay Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Cool, Cool Mountain Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins
Big Boo's Haunt Seek the 8 Red Coins
Hazy Maze Cave Elevate for 8 Red Coins
Lethal Lava Land 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces
Shifting Sand Land Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
Dire, Dire Docks Pole-Jumping for Red Coins
Snowman's Land Shell Shreddin' for Red Coins (N64) / Red Coins in the House (DS)
Wet-Dry World Go to Town for "the" Red Coins
Tall, Tall Mountain Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins
Tiny-Huge Island Wiggler's Red Coins
Tick Tock Clock Stop Time for Red Coins
Boom Boom's pass Coins spread across a castle
Cap Switch Courses Tower of the Wing Cap/? Switch
Cavern of the Metal Cap/Behind the Waterfall
Vanish Cap Under the Moat/The Secret Under the Moat
Bowser Courses Bowser in the Dark World
Bowser in the Fire Sea
Bowser in the Sky
The Secret Aquarium
Wing Mario Over the Rainbow/Over the Rainbows

Other Types of Coins

There are two other types of Coins:

  • Coins
    • Regular Coins are worth one Coin and also refill 1 health when collected.
  • Blue Coins
    • Worth 5 regular Coins and also refills 5 health when collected.