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For the resource, see Gold (CivRev).

The player has received a free Settlers for reaching the first economic milestone (having 100 gold in the treasury).

Gold is the currency of civilization. It is an indicator of economic strength and is used to rush units, buy technology from other civilizations, make treaties, and cause leaders to attack one another. Gold is also associated with trade.

Accumulating a total of 20,000 or more gold is the primary prerequisite to an Economic Victory, in addition to building the World Bank.

As a resource, gold can be obtained from trade squares, gold deposits, and gem deposits. Certain buildings can also increase gold production, including Markets, Banks, and Trading Posts. Additionally, some wonders can contribute to the accumulation of gold. For example, the Trade Fair of Troyes, when built, increases gold production in the city of origin by 100%.

There are several techs that can be researched to improve gold acquisition, such as Currency, Banking, and Networking.

Economic milestones are reached by having a certain amount of gold in one's treasury. Players receive rewards for reaching each milestone, as detailed in the table below.

Gold Reward
100 Free Settlers.
250 Free Currency technology.
500 Free Great Person.
1,000 Granaries appear in all cities.
2,000 All cities receive +1 population.
5,000 All cities receive free Aqueducts.
10,000 Free Great Person.
20,000 Able to build World Bank wonder.
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