|Release||12 March 2013 (Update)|
|Destroy||Are you sure you want to destroy this item? You can reclaim it from Diango in Draynor.|
|On death||Always kept outside Wild|
|Examine||What would Guthix do?|
The coin of balance was a reward from the Squeal of Fortune. It can provide the player with various "answers" via its Ask option. On the weekend of 15 March to 18 March 2013, there was an increased chance to win one in the uncommon slot. From 00:00 UTC on 2 April 2015 until 23:59 UTC on 7 April 2015, there was a rare chance to win it during the Treasure Hunter "Second Chance" promotion.
The coin of balance can be used to produce a random outcome through various means. The player has the option of asking for a coin flip, a minigame, a skill, a D&D, a colour, or a number. The possibilities for minigames are any of the possible minigames; the same follows for skills and distraction & diversions. The other options have their own sets of outcomes.
Whatever is chosen, the message will be "The coin landed on: ______." It may or may not also have a follow up message:
- "Good things come to those who wait." — when "skill" is chosen
- "It's the taking part that counts." — when "minigame" is chosen
- "What are the chances?" — when it lands on its side for coin flip
- Its side
There are 9 possible colours that the coin can land on:
The coin of balance may also land on any of the following numbers. Some of these numbers have special meanings or properties.
|9,814,072,356||Largest perfect square that uses every digit exactly once|
|2,147,483,647||Maximum value of a 32-bit signed integer, (231−1), and the largest number of any item a player can have in one stack|
|13,034,431||Experience required to achieve Skill mastery|
|564,000||Possibly refers to #564000, a hex colour that resembles the coin's colour.|
|120||Level at which players achieve true skill mastery|
|99||Level at which players achieve skill mastery|
|42||"Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
|26||The total number of available skills that can be trained. (outdated)|
|13||Considered to be an unlucky number|
|7||Considered to be a lucky number, especially in gambling|
|3.141||Approximation of π|
|2.718||Approximation of the base of the natural logarithm, ℯ|
|1.618||Approximation of the golden ratio, φ|
|-2,147,483,648||Minimum value of a 32-bit signed integer, (-231)|
- The examine text is a reference to the mantra What would Jesus do?
- The message "Good things come to those who wait." was a reference to the upcoming skill, Divination, that was released in 2013.
Feast for Guthix
|First age outfit||