|Posted by Fenris on April 30, 2013 at 3:15 AM|
The Septim is the main currency in all of Tamriel. It is named after the dynasty that rules the Septim Empire founded by Tiber Septim. It is officially called a Septim due to the bust of Tiber Septim on the obverse side. The legend on the obverse (front) is: "The Empire is Law. The Law is Sacred." The reverse reads: "Praise be, Akatosh and all the Divines."
Here are a few ways to get tons of gold around Skyrim.
Thieves Guild: The Thieves Guild in Riften has more than one set of Thieves Guild Armor in the The Ragged Flagon's Cistern which can be picked up. A full set is in the lockpick training room, with three more pieces scattered throughout the cistern. The armor is valuable due to its enchantments. The armor will respawn an infinite number of times.
Alchemy: The alchemist shops in the various holds usually have many ingredients for sale. If you buy all the available ingredients and use them to create potions, you can sell the created potions for more than the cost of the ingredients. You can then move on to the next hold and repeat. By the time you have completed a curcuit around Skyrim the first Alchemist visited will have respawned a full inventory of ingredients allowing for infinite gold to be made.
Skeleton book: There is a glitch in Skyrim involving an infinite number of books found on a skeleton which can be sold at a shop. This can be found above the Sightless Pit near Winterhold.
Mannequin duplication glitch: Placing valuable apparel, including but not limited to Daedric, Dragonplate, Dragonscale, and even Dragon Priest Masks, on mannequins in purchased homes results in a doubling exploit. It involves placing the chosen armor on the mannequin, removing it without exiting the screen, then leaving the house and re-entering. Take the armor found on the mannequin and repeat. Sell the duplicated items to a merchant. However a more recent update has patched this on the 360 version.
Arrow stealing: Several shooting ranges feature archers shooting at targets. All arrows fired at the targets can be collected and sold. The archers have infinite arrows and can be pickpocketed. When you Pickpocket you can give them different Arrows, then the archers will shoot the arrows they are given. This is a quick and easy way of farming expensive or rare arrows, like a Daedric Arrow.
Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon: The Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon, once cleared, will respawn its many gold and ebony ingots, along with valuable enchanted armor, etc. after ten days in the game.
Blood on the Ice: When visiting Calixto Corrium on Blood on the Ice, it is possible to sell him the Necromancer's Amulet and then pickpocket the amulet in order to then sell it back. Each successful attempt is rewarded with 500 gold and a large amount of Pickpocket experience. (No Pickpocket perks are required.) Once Calixto's house is left, it will remain open for the rest of that day, but will lock and stay locked (Master) from then on, but Calixto has a key that can be pickpocketed or taken off his corpse. He will not be in there ever again and the contents out in the open on shelves, etc. respawn (enough to complete a Bedlam job for Delvin).
Balimund: Balimund in Riften can be pickpocketed for his gold and then can be bought from, then pickpocket for his gold repeatedly until the player has all the gold that he owns, then can wait 3 days (72 hours) and repeat. The player can then sell the items he/she has gotten from Balimund.