The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trophies
Golden Touch
Have 100,000 gold

First things first, the trophy requires you have 100,000 gold on you at any one time

Anyway, some tips:

  • Killing dragons and selling their Dragon Bones and Dragon Scales is a good way to earn some quick bucks.
  • Doing missions for the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood will net you plenty of coin.
  • In the last Dark Brotherhood main mission, “Hail Sithis!,” you’ll get given 20,000 gold, which you have to invest in another mission. Simply put, don’t start that mission until you have this trophy and this will give you a 20,000 shortcut.
  • Pick up what you can, when you can and then when you get back into the city, sell everything you don’t want and net the cash. Don’t waste your time with stupid stuff like bread, plates, wooden dishes, etc. Save it for the high money to weigh ratio.
  • Remember, shops don’t have unlimited gold, so try to get rid of stuff as and when you have it. However, if like me you don’t, then you generally find that waiting 48 hours (in the store, that is using the wait button) they will have their allotted amount of money back, so if you’re desperate, do that. You can always buy back what you sell at a later time, obviously for a much more bigger cost.
  • NOTE: If you do it this way it can be stupidly boring! Also, the higher your speech skill, the more you get per item (although it’s not really that noticeable). You can use the merchants in every town, but the best place to do this is with members of the Thieves Guild. They will have 4,000 gold every 48 hours. Tonilia, Gulum-Ei (if you don't kill him), and Mallus Maccius (when you help him) are all options. To be able to get them to have 4,000 gold, you have to do all of the Town Influence quests (four per city plus one large quest per city) for them. Thanks to jamby for the info.
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User Comments
 Comment #1 by xacuti
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 09:28:53 AM

a question, if you level up higher and higher, will you find more money in
chests and bodies?

 Comment #2 by Razza
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 09:00:37 PM

I'm 23 and haven't seen an increase.

 Comment #3 by JoeUFC
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:02:18 PM

It usually doesn't work like that Xacuti, but the gear you find and can loot gets much better!

 Comment #4 by Defau1t
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 03:56:53 AM

Any tricks for this one? I feel like this one is the toughest out of the bunch.

 Comment #5 by spratters53
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 05:35:14 PM

level 22 now and have earned a total of approximately 12000 gold, and i spend 6000 of that on a house. this could take a while. hopefully it'll increase with the theives guild and after i've unlocked the highest level fence.

 Comment #6 by SurfacedDevil
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 07:06:22 AM

Well in one quest(no spoilers) you'll get 20000 gold
But you have to invest them in another quest
ofcourse only if you want too.

 Comment #7 by Valmir08
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 08:40:19 PM

you'll gain alot by selling ebony stuff, armor sells around 3k each plus selling all your loot, i've earned over 170k just makin stuff and selling it to builld up blacksmithing to 100

 Comment #8 by Isotrop
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 04:44:58 PM

I got this by smithing, enchanting, and then selling items over and over. Once you get higher level enchanting/smithing the items sell for a lot more. Once a person runs out of money, just wait 24 hours and return to sell more.

 Comment #9 by Con818
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:53:13 PM

im at 72k now... the key is basically dont buy anything until after you got the trophy haha... also buy the cheap house in whiterun early on, so you can store items you dont want to sell, and get use The Steed standing stone, cause that extra 100 lbs carry weight is good for looting

 Comment #10 by PainO
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 10:05:43 AM

I'm currently lvl 35 with 69k, i try not to spend any money, i only bought a house and a couple of spellbooks. I try to sell everything i don't need, i loot almost everything just to get some coins. And if you're married you get 100G daily.

 Comment #11 by Dashiin
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 09:38:51 PM

What I did was get my Speech to 100 by going to Riften and go into the Meadery and talk to the guy behind the counter to talk about Mavon Black-Briar and click the Persuade choice. If you keep doing that, you'll get to 100 quickly then you can start work on blacksmithing to 100. As your leveling up your blacksmithing, you will get most of your gold back from selling the Iron Daggers. You'll make tons of gold fast. I did this with my level 40 and he got 50k gold in 2 hours. The bonus with having your speech up high is that if you have 10 extra perk points you can follow up the left side of the tree and you can make more gold from the vendors as you can invest 500g to the vendor and you can sell something and get that gold back and at 100 speech, the vendors get 1000 more gold than they woul

 Comment #12 by Mnemic1987
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 12:18:11 PM

question to get this trophy you need to have 100k with you right? like
"most gold carried" if you check in general stats...

 Comment #13 by WolfMyles
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 08:27:32 AM

@ Mnemic1987 yea it is that stat look there are in your items too see how much you have

 Comment #14 by AltairPTForce
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 01:55:12 PM

i did it in a way that was when i had 49k i sold all my stuffs and i saved before and i got the trophy and i loaded my last save

 Comment #15 by JoceGerv
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:08:24 AM

-Get Speech high enough so you can invest in merchants.(With Dashiin's trick)
-Find a weapon with Banish Daedra on it and disenchant it.
-Do some iron daggers.
-Enchant daggers with Banish, any soul gem will do.(Value will get from 10 septims to near 1000)
-Invest in Riverwood Trader, he will then have 10k on him the next day.
-Sell away!

 Comment #16 by ColdyLocks
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 12:50:17 AM

pickpocket. pickpocket everybody. if you can fence to everybody, great. if not just get 1000 gold a day from tonallia

 Comment #17 by curt3001
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 11:05:45 PM

this trophies is not hard its just takes time i have a tips to get it easier message me if you want it

 Comment #18 by Ryboutnowfunksoubrova
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 05:31:16 PM

seems simple enough

 Comment #19 by Koujo
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 11:37:41 AM

If i remember correctly, if you level up and get a certain perk, you can definately find more gold and other treasures while your looting

 Comment #20 by Brock Fn Samson
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 02:16:57 AM

You can reset any vendor's gold supply instanty.

1. Save.
2. Punch them or kill them.
3. Reload the save. Their gold will be at 100%!

 Comment #21 by Cwindstar
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 04:22:33 AM

easy to get 100k. The never ending easy quests of The Dark Brotherhood and The Thieves Guild. You get 1200 septims per Brotherhood quest after level 46.

 Comment #22 by nikigunn
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 04:31:31 AM

Alchemy is a great way to do this one. Buy all ingredients in a store and keep making expensive potions. You can do this right in the store when you buy the ingredients. Some of the Merchant perks help because they'll have rare ingredients.

 Comment #23 by ParadoxB17
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 08:26:56 AM

I recomend getting a wife/husband who gains income and will give you money early on then just do whatever i.e. quests, dungeons and eventually come back, I made an easy 10,000. Also travelling to dragon lairs and selling the dead dragon's bones/scales and taking money from the lair's chests works well with or without using the spouse method.

 Comment #24 by Shinyu
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 03:13:10 AM

You must have 100,000 gold on your character to get this. I have 100,000 gold+ earned but not all at once on my character says the general stats page and I still don't have it.

 Comment #25 by luckysondays
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 03:32:08 AM

This one is easy.

If your theif perks is high, especially alchemy, Sneak and Speech, then this can be done easily.

Alchemy: One of the best way to make golds is to create potions and poison to sell them. Farm many ingredients as you can or steal it then create it then sell it! Ha! easy.

Sneak: I don't need to talk more about this one, you know what it is. ;)

Speech: Make sure you level up this perk until you reach Fence perk which you can sell the stolen goods, then you can enter any stores in Skyrim then sneak and steal their stuff and sell it later to the store onwer. The best store is alway an alchemy store. Just don't get caught while you steal anything and make sure you invest your golds to the store.

 Comment #26 by Iron Cow
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 06:20:46 PM

The hardest part is finding people to sell to which can be fixed by waiting. I simply make random items enchanted with binding. This makes them sell close to if not over 1k gold.

 Comment #27 by The Stant
Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 11:58:52 AM

I wish this had be called FUS RA 'DOUGH'

 Comment #28 by Slipknois
Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 12:58:00 AM

This Trophy "Golden Touch" was a Easy one because i duplicated my Volsung Dragon Priest Mask & i had Speech to Lv 100 & Every Dragon Priest Mask was 3,000-4,000 Gold each.. so i got this Trophy Real Easy.

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Game Info


US November 11, 2011
Europe November 11, 2011
Japan December 08, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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