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I am trying to attract merchant on my world and I read on wiki that I need at least 50 silver coins.

What is the fastest way to farm silver coins in a just created world?

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There are two easy options.

  • dig deep, mobs spawn like crazy down there, and they are harder then the mobs on the surface = better loot
  • find the corruption and park yourself on the edge of it, you will be attacked by soul eaters, super easy to kill and they drop silver coins most of the time
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Although not the fastest war to "farm" silver coins, as such - could you just invite a friend who already has 50 silver coins into your world as a multi-player environment, and then the merchant will spawn assuming you have the right house for him?

I am making an assumption that a world made available on multi-player will still be available for you as a single player afterwards, (Edit: I know this is correct now, as I have tried it - as long as it is your world to save and play)

Edit: as Camster points out below, they would have to have 100 coins, and give 50 to you - as each player needs to have 50 coins before he will spawn.

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I believe you do. –  The Communist Duck May 23 '11 at 11:43
Each player has to have 50 coins, so he'd have to have 100 and give 50 to you... –  camster342 May 27 '11 at 23:38

Since you won't have access to a merchant, the best way would be to get some decent equipment (i.e. a copper sword, though wood would also be fine) and go spelunking. Get as many pots as you can.

I personally just got lucky and found a pinky slime on my first day - 1 gold coin.

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If you're willing to risk going into the corruption, harvest two vile mushrooms. Turn those vile mushrooms into vile powder and sprinkle rabbits and goldfish with it. The resulting corrupt bunnies and goldfish are easy to kill one at a time and drop six and five silver coins respectively. After at most ten fights you'll have enough cash to attract the merchant.

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This is a little dangerous, but if you can summon a meteorite, the Meteor Heads are easy to hold back, will be the only thing that spawn while in the area, and drop a good amount of money. They are probably the easiest flying enemies as well due to their fairly straight pathing.

Hope this helps.

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The fastest way possible is to cheat. Download a warehouse map, get the money (and stuff if you want), done.

Warehouse maps such as this.

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The easiest way to get the silver coins is by killing demon eyes. They drop 1-2 silver coins each. Take a strong sword (silver sword will do) and some armor then slaughter a lot of them.

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