In Final Fantasy XII, Penelo can briefly be seen holding a pair of coins presumed to be gil, one silver and one gold, with unclear detailed markings on them.This suggests that gil is loosely based on the Japanese yen (円) or ancient Chinese coins, with the Final Fantasy X gil coins appearing very similar to yen coins.Most enemies have a variable amount of gil that may be obtained from slaying them.If an enemy drops an item, they will not drop any gil, though other enemies in the formation can still drop gil.In Final Fantasy VIII, the player earns a regular salary based on their See D ranking.
The reverse applies for games that penalize the player for fleeing—the stronger the monsters they are fleeing from, the more gil they will lose.
In Final Fantasy X, gil coins come in several colors (and presumably metals), and each bears an image on one side and the value of the coin on the other.
In Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy VII, gil appears as silver coins with a hole through the middle, while in Final Fantasy V gil coins are gold with a hole.
, also translated as GP, Gold, and G, is the currency in all of the Final Fantasy games.
It is acquired throughout the games and used for making various purchases and occasionally for some abilities such as Gil Toss. Usually, the only time gil is seen is when using the Gil Toss command.