King of Coins

Alternative Names: King of Pentacles

Number: 77/14

Element: Air of the suit of Earth

Astrological Associations: Aries and Taurus

Key Meaning: A generous man

The King of Coins in Tarot stands for being enterprising, adept, reliable, supportive, and steady. His personality is a combination of the positive earth energy of the Pentacles suit and the outward focus of the King. The King of Coins meaning in a Tarot reading is that he succeeds in whatever he sets out to do; in fact, he has the “golden touch” attributed to King Midas. He is the jack-of-all-trades and the master of all that he does. He is competent, he is enterprising, he is adept, and he can draw on his vast range of practical knowledge. Best of all, he is dependable and acts with extreme responsibility. Others rely on him, and he gives his support whenever required. He pursues all his goals firmly and with resolve, lends stability to all situations, and is steadfast until he is successful.

Upright Meaning:

As a person: A visionary man with a plan, the King will work hard for rewards and is usually well off. He is reliable and generous and offers practical support. Security is important to him, and he is happiest in a settled relationship. He needs to be a protector, and he has firm boundaries—he will not tolerate those looking to take what is his. His ideal vocations include property and building, business, accounting or any work that is number-based, as well as agriculture or land management.

An additional meaning is a generous benefactor.

As an influence: Financial and property matters improve, and you enjoy success and comfort. The King of Pentacles also predicts conflicts that will be resolved. In relationships, he offers security and loyalty.

Reversed Meaning: When reversed, the King is greedy and untrustworthy, so double-check all financial agreements to ensure that there are no hidden catches. Debt is an interpretation of the reversed King, so turn the spotlight on your finances now to limit the damage of overspending.
As a person, the reversed King is corrupt and may be involved in fraud or gambling. He is determined to win at any cost.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from