What’s included in the collected gold stat?

On the Diablo 3 profile screen, there is a stat called collected gold.

What does it include?

  • Gold picked up from the ground?
  • Gold earned from quests?
  • Gold collected from the trade screen?
  • Sales to vendors?
  • Sales to the auction house?

Collected Gold


I wanted to test this out my selling some items on the auction house and then seeing if the value changed.

  • My Gold Collected before using the AH


  • Selling some fallen teeth on the AH

Send to Stash

  • Gold Collected after using the AH


As you can see, the amount does not change from selling items on the auction house. And yes, I did click “Send to Stash”.

Next I will test out selling to vendors. Before selling my chain belt, I have 76238 gold. After selling it, I have 76242 gold, and if selling to vendors increased Gold Collected, my total Gold Collected should be 144,077 + 4 = 144,081.

Before Selling
After Selling

Now, I go back to the menu and check to see if the Gold Collected has gone up. It hasn’t.

Nothing Changed

  • Conclusion – Selling to vendors does not affect Gold Collected.

Finally, I will complete a quest to see if the reward affects Gold Collected. I will be doing the quest Heart Of Sin – Kill Azmodan. During this quest, I avoided all of the monsters prior to Azmodan, to avoid getting any gold.

Entering Azmodan

As you can see here, I’m entering the lair of Azmodan with the same gold as before – 76242. Below is the screenshot of the quest reward.

Quest Reward

The Quest Reward is 620 Gold, so that should increase my Gold Collected from 144,077 to 144,077 + 620 = 144,697. Unfortunately, I was forced to get a tiny amount of gold when getting Azmodan’s Soul since the gold was in the way. However, I did not collect any gold other than at this point. When I see my Gold Collected, it should see be just a little higher than 144,697.

Gold Collected Final

144,802. Believe me when I say I collected nowhere near 725 gold. So I come to the conclusion that quest gold does affect gold collected.

TL;DR Gold collected on the ground affects it. Gold from vendors does not affect it. Gold from the auction house does not affect it. Gold from quests affects it.

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