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#### 马里奥的硬币值多少钱？

How Much Are Mario's Coins Worth?

Hey, Vsauce3, Michael here,

And we have all collected Mario coins

they are fun,they are shiny

but how much would they actually be worth

in dollars, in real life?

and the best guy to answer that question

Is Joey

Hey Vsauce, Joey here, and I’ve got a question:

how much is a coin from the Mario universe worth?

As in real US dollars?

Now for purposes of this extraordinarily scientific study that can, in no way, be challenged.

let’s stick to the classic Mario games: NESonly.

There are several ways to tackle this question.

First,though not necessarily cannon,

let’s make the same assumption most everyone else does:

that these coins are made of solid gold,

and that means we need to figure out how big it is.

This is where the spinning coins

from Super Mario Bros 3 come in real handy.

Looking at them from different angles,

you’ll find a volume of 828 cubic pixels per coin.

For comparison sake, take a look at Mario- he stands 28 pixels high.

Taking the average height of an Italian male, 5 feet, 9.5inches.

We can believe that one pixel is about

2.5 inches squared. Therefore,

one coin has a volume of 7.5 cubic ft.

At that size, one solid gold coin would weigh 4.5 tons,

or two of these, fully loaded with

passengers and cargo.

That much gold is worth about 228 million dollars in today’s market.

One can easily scoff at these numbers, but,

maybe the coins are just gold plated?

if that’s the case, then the possibilitiesare limitless.

The insides could be made of copper,

or platinum, or cream cheese. So,

What’s the purchasing power of a coin in Mario’s world?

Well, in these classic games at least,

everyone knows that 100 coins equals an extra life. So,

what’s the value of life?

The US Environmental Protection Agency,

when analyzing if regulations make economic sense,

has used something called the” Value
“生命价值统计”的方法
of a Statistical Life”.
2009年 统计出生命的价值
In 2009, the value of a statistical life

was set at 7.9 million dollars.

Thus, according to the EPA,

one coin is worth 79 thousand dollars. Or,

we could look at the sum of Mario’s parts…

on the black market…

The website Humanforsale.com considers a bunch

of personal information to give you a somewhat

tongue-and-cheek value for your life on theblack market.

All we have to do is make a

few educated guesses concerning Mario’s background.

Bilingual? Sure.

Alcohol? Not on Nintendo’s watch.

Put in all the info,

and the value of Mario’s life comes out to \$ 1,485,130.

So, a little under 15 thousand dollars per coin.

But aren’t these values a bit high

for something that’s littered throughout every corner of these games?

It’s been established that these coins are legal tender in the Mushroom Kingdom. So,

what exactly is the nature of this money? Well,

if the Mushroom Kingdom is minting these coins,

they’re going to have to pay for the

resources that go into them,

regardless of whether it’s gold or cream cheese.

And when your basic unit of currency costs

thousands of US dollars, at a minimum,

you’re going to have a very limited supply.

This will cause”Supple Side Deflation”.

That’s where the value of money is so high,

and the cost of goods so low,

that it makes little sense to invest.

No one would buy anything on credit,

and the entire economy would stagnate,

which means no loans available for Toad

to build new item shops or casinos.

In fact,such deflation was a hallmark of The Great Depression.

But one important fact that are used

against these coins being a minted currency is that

they’re renewable- they practically grow ontrees… well…in boxes.

And, if Mario starts to stage over for any reason,

all the coins that he collected come right back.

And that means that there’s any entirely new worry

for the Mushroom Kingdom: Inflation.

This occurs when there’s too much coinage in the system,

and money has less buying power over time.

If this runs out of control you get”Hyper Inflation.”

One famous example of such occurred in Germany after World War 1,

when it had to print tons of money

in order to pay off its war debts.

The problem is, there’s no way to control the minting of these coins.

They literally regenerate within seconds,

and that’s just begging to be abused

Unscrupulous Mario’s could collect all the coins in the stage,

die at the end, and still have a net profit as they restart.

Thus, the money supply would grow without limits.

You’d eventually need wheel-barrows full of coins just to buy one lousy Fire Flower.

With all this in mind, the monetary value of a coin seems moot.

Even if Mario was the richest person in the Mushroom Kingdom,

he’d still be poor.

Due to their ridiculously quick regenerative properties,

these coins have no worthwhile value.

However, if an extra life is always worth 100 coins,

and the coins have no value,

what does that say about the value of a life in this world?

And consequently, the value of saving a kidnapped Princess in peril?

That’s something I leave for you to ponder.

And, as always, thanksfor watching.