''"The common coinage of Tamriel, sometimes known as Drakes. Gold is accepted by most merchants"''
—[[Online:Daily Rewards|Daily Rewards]] description
[[File:ON-icon-misc-Coin Bag.png|right]][[File:ON-icon-Gold.png|16px|link=]] '''Gold''' is the main form of [[Online:Currency|currency]] in [[Online:Online|Elder Scrolls Online]]. It is the most common type of loot, and is also awarded for completing quests or taking part in a [[Online:Campaigns|campaign]] in [[Online:Cyrodiil|Cyrodiil]]. Additional gold can be earned by selling items to NPC [[Online:Vendors|vendors]] or trading with other players. Gold is used to pay for most in-game services and is therefore very valuable. Although usually held in a character's [[Online:Inventory|inventory]], gold can be deposited in a [[Online:Bank|bank]] in order to transfer it to an [[Online:Abbreviations_and_Terms#Alt|alt]] or contribute towards [[Online:Guilds|guild]] expenses. It can be lost as part of the [[ON:Justice|Justice System]].
* According to a [[:File:ON-prerelease-2011 Build.jpg|screenshot from 2011]], early builds of ESO also used silver and copper currency.
*[[Online:Making Money|Making Money]]