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The alchemical symbol for gold.
(Alchemical item)
Type Alchemical reagent

Source: Alchemy Manual, pg(s). IFC

Gold is a bright yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. It is used for currency universally.[1]

Alchemical reagent

Gold is an alchemical reagent in its purified form that is used in alchemical recipes. As an alchemical power component, it is associated with boosting the effectiveness of healing spells. The alchemical symbol for gold is identical to that of the Sun.[2][3] One dose of gold costs five gold pieces.

City of Brass

In the City of Brass on the Elemental Plane of Fire, gold is mostly discounted as currency due to its plentifulness on the plane and, practically, because of the metal's low melting point.[4]


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  1. Gold, Wikipedia.
  2. Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, and David N. Ross. (2014). Alchemy Manual, p. IFC. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-605-8
  3. Paizo has not drawn out the significance of this, but such linking of alchemy and astronomy was common in real-world alchemy and is clearly not a coincidence. Indeed, this particular example is analogous to gold having an alchemical symbol identical to the symbol for the sun in our solar system.
  4. John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Eleanor Ferron, Thurston Hillman, and Jessica Price. (2016). Planes of Power, p. 38. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-883-0