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(except in Rebirth)

Wooden Nickel is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[ | ]

  • When used, has a roughly 50% chance to drop a penny, nickel or dime.
    • (in Afterbirth †) The exact chances are 50% for a penny, 5% for a nickel, 1% for a dime and 44% for nothing.
    • (in Repentance) The exact chances are 52% for a penny, 6% for a nickel, 1% for a dime and 41% for nothing.

Notes[ | ]

  • This is a starting item for Character Keeper iconKeeper after he beats Boss Isaac ingameIsaac.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Sticky nickels and lucky pennies cannot be generated.
  • (in Repentance) The item only costs 10 coins when found in a ShopShop.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible 9 Volt icon9 Volt: Allows for infinite generation of coins in a room with enemies.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns tiny coin wisps in the middle ring. The wisps have a 50% chance to drop a random coin when destroyed.
  • Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: Two independent attempts of generating a coin, which can be of different values.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Wooden nickels are souvenir coins given out by some American banks. The adage "Don't take any wooden nickels" is a reminder to be cautious in one's dealings, since these coins have no monetary value.
  • The Wooden Nickel is the name of the shop in another one of Edmund's games, The Legend of Bumbo.


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