Master of Coin is a title in Game of Thrones. The holder is a member of the small council of the monarchy of the Seven Kingdoms, who advises the king on financial matters. The Master of Coin is in charge of the royal treasury, and responsible for filling it with money to meet the crown's needs.
Known Masters of CoinEdit
- Lord Petyr Baelish, called "Littlefinger", Master of Coin under Robert I and Joffrey I. Left the position to offer a marriage alliance to Lady Lysa Arryn of the Vale.
- Tyrion Lannister, called "the Imp" and "Halfman", replacing Lord Baelish.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Petyr Baelish was appointed Master of Coin by Hand of the King Jon Arryn, about seven years before the beginning of the narrative. Originally, Jon's wife Lysa had convinced her husband to make Baelish the chief customs officer at the port of Gulltown in the Vale. Baelish excelled at the position, increasing revenue tenfold, so ten years ago Lord Arryn brought him to King's Landing and gave him a minor position in the royal customs office. Baelish increased gross revenues tenfold, and demonstrated such great skill that Arryn rapidly advanced him through a series of promotions, so that within three years he was named Master of Coin for the entire realm. Robert's reign lasted fifteen years in the books (expanded to seventeen in the TV series), and Littlefinger was only Master of Coin for the last seven years, but it is unstated which person (or persons) may have held the office in the early years of King Robert's reign. Thus Baelish is not a holdover from the previous Targaryen Small Council, in contrast to Pycelle and Varys, who formerly served under the Mad King.
|Hand of the King:||Current: Lord Tywin Lannister|
|Former: Lord Jon Arryn · Lord Eddard Stark · Tyrion Lannister|
|Grand Maester:||Current: Pycelle|
|Master of Coin:||Current: Tyrion Lannister|
|Former: Lord Petyr Baelish|
|Master of Whisperers:||Current: Varys|
|Master of Laws:||Current: Vacant|
|Former: Lord Renly Baratheon|
|Master of Ships:||Current: Vacant|
|Former: Lord Stannis Baratheon|