Source: Alchemy Manual, pg(s). IFC
Gold is an alchemical reagent in its purified form that is used in alchemical recipes. As an alchemical power component it is associated with boosting the effectiveness of healing spells. The alchemical symbol for gold is identical to that of the Sun. One dose of gold costs five gold pieces.
- See Wikipedia: Gold
- Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, and David N. Ross. (2014). Alchemy Manual, p. IFC. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-605-8
- Paizo has not drawn out the significance of this, but such linking of alchemy and astronomy was common in real-world alchemy and is clearly not a coincidence. Indeed, this particular example is analogous to gold having an alchemical symbol identical to the symbol for the sun in our solar system.