Strange Coin

This unusual coin is warm to the touch and vibrates gently in your hand.

Strange Coins are an uncommon currency, notably used to purchase Exotic items and various wares from Xûr.

Strange Coins in The Taken King

Starting in The Taken King, Strange Coins became more difficult to acquire intentionally. Bungie removed the Weekly Heroic Strike, which had allowed Guardians to earn 39x Strange Coins each week.

Instead, Strange Coins are dropped more freely, for things like completing activities and turning in Bounties.

Where to get Strange Coin

Dead Orbit Vendor

Gain reputation with Arach Jalaal of the Dead Orbit faction to access this item.

Future War Cult Vendor

Gain reputation with Lakshmi-2 of the Future War Cult faction to access this item.

New Monarchy Vendor

Gain reputation with Executor Hideo of the New Monarchy faction to access this item.

Vanguard Quartermaster

Vanguard Quartermaster Roni 55-30 sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

Crucible

This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.

Cryptarch

Gain reputation with Cryptarch Master Rahool to access this item.

Gunsmith

Banshee-44, the Gunsmith, sometimes sells this item in the Tower. You may also need to gain reputation with him to unlock this item.

Nightfall

This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

Prison of Elders

This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.

Iron Banner

This item can be obtained as an Iron Banner reward.

Crimson Doubles

This item was granted during the Crimson Doubles event of February 2016.

Strike

This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.

Unknown

This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.

Meridian Bay

This item can drop in Meridian Bay on Mars.

Heroic

This item can drop as a Weekly Heroic Strike reward.

Patrol

This item can drop from any patrol activity.

Challenge of the Elders

This item is granted through the Challenge of the Elders.

Wrath of the Machine

This item is granted by playing the Rise of Iron raid, "Wrath of the Machine."

Public Events

This item can drop after completing Public Events.

Rise of Iron Record Book

This item can be acquired through the Rise of Iron Record Book.